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Anne-Marie Albiach has died | 08-Nov-12

Anne-Marie Albiach died on Sunday 4 November, 2012.
Anne-Marie Albiach was one of France's most distinguished poets in the second half of the 20th century, and a pioneer of the post-1960 avant-garde.
Born on the 9th of August in 1937 in Saint-Nazaire (Loire-Atlantique), she spent the rest of her life in Neuilly-sur-Seine, then in Paris.  She was the author of Flammigère (Siècle à mains, 1967), État (Mercure de France, 1971), Mezza Voce (Flammarion, 1984), Anawratha (Spectres familiers, 1984), Figure vocative (Fourbis, 1991) and Figurations de l'image (Flammarion, 2004).  She also translated poetry by Louis Zukofsky and Keith Waldrop (Vingt poètes américains, Gallimard, 1980).

Most of her poetry has been translated into English by Keith Waldrop and is available in book form in the USA from Post-Apollo Press. The most recent such volume is Figured Image (2006). Also available in the UK is Vocative Figure, translated by Anthony Barnett and Joseph Simas (Allardicyce Book, 1992).

The Poetry Library has copies of the following books by Anne-Marie Albiach: État (Mercure de France), Mezza voce (Post-Apollo Press), Two poems (Shearsman Books), Vocative Figure (Moving Letters Press) and "Vocative figure" (Allardyce Book).

 To read more about Anne-Marie Albiach and listen to selections from ETAT (ENIGME IX) and MEZZA VOCE (Esquisse: << le froid >> ) - Read by the author in her mother's apartment on the rue de l'Hotel de Ville in Neuilly, France, on July 29, 2000 and July 31, 2001 and recorded by Jonathan Skinner

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