Claire Malroux

Claire Malroux is the author of a dozen collections of poems, including Ni si lointain, (2004) and La Femme sans paroles (2006), both published by Le Castor astral, and also two innovative hybrids. Chambre avec vue sur l’éternité (2005), traces the encounter of two poets – Emily Dickinson and Claire Malroux. Neither a biography of the former nor a memoir of the latter, it is a work of the imagination that reenacts the fascination the American poet has for her French “correspondent,” Traces, sillons, (2009), takes the form of a journal of the poet’s process, as she reflects on books read or remembered, on translating some of those books, and on the emergence of new poems, also given, sometimes in multiple versions, in the text. Three books are available in bilingual editions with Marilyn Hacker’s translation: Edge (Wake Forest University Press, 1996) and A Long-Gone Sun and Birds and Bison , both from Sheep Meadow, 2001 and 2004.