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smirou.jpgSébastien Smirou is the author of two poetry volumes, Beau voir (bestiaire) (P.O.L., 2008) and Mon Laurent (P.O.L., 2003), and the chapbooks Je voudrais entrer dans la légende (contrat maint, 2008), Ma girafe (contrat maint, 2006), and Simon aime Anna (rup&rud, 1999). He received a Bourse de découverte from the Centre National du Livre in 2007.

Andrew Zawacki is the author of the poetry volumes Petals of Zero Petals of One(Talisman House, 2009), Anabranch(Wesleyan, 2004), and By Reason of Breakings(Georgia, 2002). His translation of Smirou, My Lorenzo, is forthcoming from Burning Deck. He co-edits Verse.


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