Jean-Michel Espitallier

Country: France
Language: French
Year of birth: 1957

Jean-Michel Espitallier

was born in Barcelonette, a small village in the Provençal Alps. He has written various collections of poetry, including Le théorème d’Espitallier (Espitallier’s Theorem, 2003). In 2006, he followed this up with a critical panorama of present-day French poetry, Caisse à outils (Tool Kit). In his poems, Espitallier often makes use of other texts that he cut-and-pastes and re-orders, thereby giving rise to completely new texts that are often just as surprising as they are witty.

Monday 9 June, 21.45 hrs, Kleine Zaal

Reading at the University of Pennsylvania
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