Christian Poirier, finalist for the Prix Mallarmé 2021
Founded in 1937, the Prix Mallarmé is one of the oldest and most prestigious poetic distinctions in France. It rewards an author for a collection of poems or for the whole of his work. The Mallarmé Academy has just unveiled its short list for the 2021 prize. Among the seven finalists is Christian Poirier’s latest book, Nœud de mer et de nuit, published by Le Taillis Pré.
Born in 1952 in Rennes, Christian Poirier is a painter, poet and novelist. Nœud de mer et de nuit is his fourth book published by Le Taillis Pré.
Le Taillis Pré, founded in 1984 by the poet Yves Namur, publishes a dozen titles per year: contemporary Belgian and French poetry or in translation, re-edition of out of print classics of Belgian poetry; finally, more uncatagorisable texts, bordering on prose and poetry. Le Taillis Pré has also taken over the publication of the Journal des poètes.
The Prix Mallarmé will be awarded in November during the Brive Book Fair. The prize is endowed with an amount of € 3,800 paid by the city of Brive. The laureate is also offered a one-month residency.