Translation of a Poetry Book by the French Poet James Sacré

Christophe Marc Wall-Romana :

Mentor: Ann Smock, Associate Professor of French

Christophe will translate for publication a volume of poetry, titledViens dit quelqu'un, by the French poet James Sacré. Sacré is one of the most accomplished French poets writing today, the winner of France's most prestigious poetry prize (Prix Apollinaire, 1988) and highest cultural distinction (Chevalier dans l'ordre des Arts et des Lettres, 1987). Translated into Swedish and Spanish, Sacré's work is still largely unknown in the English-speaking world, despite the fact that the poet has lived in the United States for the last twenty years, where he currently teaches as Smith College. A published poet in his own right, as well as the author of two article-length critical studies of Sacré's poetry, Christophe is ideally suited to undertaking the first book-length English translation of the poet's work.