Bruno Doucey

Invited to the 2018 Books & Music Festival

For Bruno Doucey, born in 1961 in the Jura, poetry is an art of hospitality, "a journey through which we blend our cultural and human heritages to build a new art of living together," a resistance that leads to the light. After having directed the Seghers publishing house, he founded with the novelist Murielle Szac in 2010 a publishing house dedicated to the defense of world poetry and militant values.

But he is also a novelist, most often focusing on reviving the great figures of murdered poets such as Max Jacob(Le carnet retrouvé de monsieur Max, Ed. B. Doucey, 2015), Marianne Cohn(Si tu parles Marianne, Editions Elytis, 2014), Victor Jara(Victor Jara, non à la dictature, Actes Sud Junior, 2008) Federico Garcia Lorca(Federico Garcia Lorca, non au franquisme Actes Sud Junior, 2010) and the Kabyle singer Lounès Matoub,(Lounès Matoub, Non aux fous de dieu, Actes Sud Junior, January 2018).

His latest collections, S'il existe un pays and Ceux qui se taisent were published by Éditions Bruno Doucey (2013 and 2016). Also the author of numerous poetry anthologies(Passagers d'exil, Guerre à la guerre, Vive la liberté, Chants du métissage, 120 nuances d'Afrique), Bruno Doucey has never ceased to be a conduit for the voices of poets, which he makes heard in countless read-aloud situations.

Master of the Book of Deserts (Robert Laffont, 2005) and author of L'aventurier du désert (Elytis, 2010), he is, according to René Depestre, preface to his Poèmes au secret (Le Nouvel Athanor, 2007), "a surveyor of the sun equipped with sand and wind.


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