translated from the French by Wendeline A. Hardenberg
Marie-Claire Bancquart (b. 1932) is a prolific and prize-winning French poet, novelist, essayist, critic, and Professor Emerita of French literature at the Sorbonne (Université de Paris-IV). Her most recent book of poems, Violente vie, was published by Le Castor Astral in 2012. She lives in Paris.
Wendeline A. Hardenberg received a dual MLS/MA in Comparative Literature as well as a Certificate of Literary Translation from Indiana University Bloomington. She is currently pursuing a dual career as a librarian and a translator at Southern Connecticut State University. Her translations of Marie-Claire Bancquart's poetry have previously appeared in Ezra: An Online Journal of Literary Translation, Ozone Park Journal, Qarrtsiluni Online Literary Magazine, The Dirty Goat, and TWO LINES Online.