Jacques Rancourt was born in Quebec in 1946 and lives in Paris since 1971. PhD in French Literature from La Sorbonne, he has published some twenty books of poetry and artist books, essays and anthologies of contemporary poetry, plus translations from English and Spanish. Since the beginning of the eighties, he is director of the Festival Franco-Anglais de Poésie and of the magazine La Traductière. A wide choice of his poems 1974-2008 was published in 2010 under the title Veilleur sans sommeil (preface by Henri Meschonnic, co-edited by Le Noroît in Montreal and Le Temps des Cerises in Paris).
Translations into English :
- The Distribution of Bodies, by John F. Deane (Dublin, Dedalus Press, 1995)
- Gravitations, by John F. Deane (bilingual edition, Paris, Signum, 2001)
- Les Pièces du Paysage/The Landscape Pieces, by Susan Wicks (bilingual edition, Paris, Céphéides, 2001)
- Sculptures sur Prose/Prose Sculptures, by Jan Owen (bilingual edition, Paris, TranSignum, 2007)