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Marie-Claire Bancquart

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Marie-Claire Bancquart

Marie-Claire Bancquart lives in Paris where she is professor emerita at the Paris-Sorbonne University. Her most recent book of poems, Mots de passe (Le Castor Astral, 2014), is the twenty eighth collection of poetry she has published over the course of her career. In addition to poetry, Bancquart has written a number of novels as well as critical books and essays on topics such as France and surrealism. The numerous prizes she has received include the Prix Supervielle, the Prix Max Jacob, the Grand Prix de la Ville de Lyon, the Grand Prix d’Automne de la Société des Gens de Lettres, and the Prix Robert Ganzo.

Articles by Marie-Claire Bancquart

Millennia
By Marie-Claire Bancquart
Mankind, this late in coming, rewinds a thread of the worldalong the stalls of early producecrates, market palettessmell, wet, like their tree of origin.Nearing the very depths of ustransfusionof the…
Translated from French by Christina Cook
My Bones
By Marie-Claire Bancquart
My bones have beautiful remainsalready cut, it’s truealreadymended togetheras they bravely remain.They holdmy flesh and skin on.I bring their troop alongand bring myself along with it(old impression:…
Translated from French by Christina Cook
Any More Than a Look
By Marie-Claire Bancquart
A jersey skirtbetween the belly and the gray day.The Eiffel Tower cries electricity.On Mirabeau Bridge, a woman strokes the fabricthinking of the passing minutes,the year’s deathsin her journalcrossed…
Translated from French by Christina Cook
On the Brink of Life
By Marie-Claire Bancquart
The dead need no more spacethan a mouth from its lipstick.They skate on the shutters.This slit of daylightis their last look, which spies usexchanging a kissin a lapse of their memory.They’ve planed…
Translated from French by Christina Cook
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