by Pascalle Monnier
"A Renaissance tapestry slashed with Fauve, Pointillist and Abstract Expressionist digressions, Bayart claims all of life and the history of longing as its subject, and claims the right to rearrange and reorganize their teeming particulars according to mysterious laws which are in force behind the scenes. Ravishing to the eye and ear, deeply unsettling yet offering consolations of its own, Bayart marks a step forward in late twentieth-century poetry. Cole Swensen's translation is simply amazing." -John Ashbery
About the Author
Born and raised near Bordeaux, Pascalle Monnier studied medieval and modern history in Paris. She then spent a year at the Villa Medici in Rome, followed by a year in New York. In addition to her poetry, she has also worked on collaborations with visual artists, including Laurent Saksik in L'oeil, les yeux, cette reproduction (1994) and Isabelle Waternaux in Equivalences (1996), and in theater with Arnaud Petit, writing the text for the oratorio Passim (2001). She currently lives in Paris with her husband and son.
Published by Black Square Editions
Publication Date: 2002