Jean-Michel Maulpoix was born on November 11, 1952 in Montbéliard, France. He is the author of poetic works such as Une histoire de bleu (A Matter of Blue), L’Instinct de ciel (Instinct for Sky) and, most recently Pas sur la neige (Snow Steps). He has also written critical studies on a variety of French poets, including Henri Michaux, Jacques Réda and René Char, along with more general essays on poetry, La poésie malgré tout (Poetry Despite it All) and Du lyrisme (On Lyricism). Jean-Michel Maulpoix is director of the quarterly literary journal Le nouveau Recueil as well as professor of modern and contemporary poetry at the University Paris X-Nantere.
The soul, you said, is this sour wind, or this empty glass, the tiny steps of insects, these white iron