Born to a farming family in the tiny village of Cougou in western France, JAMES SACRÉ has published well over 60 books of poetry. His poems have appeared in every major French literary journal, and he has won just about every literary prize awarded to poets in France. He is a Chevalier de l’Orde des Arts et des Lettres, and Doris Silbert Professor Emeritus in the Humanities at Smith College, where he taught French for many years. Prize-winning translator David Ball, also Professor Emeritus at Smith, will read his English versions of Sacré’s poems.
Presented by the Department of French Studies at Smith, with support from Comparative Literature, the Mount Holyoke French Department, and the Lewis Global Studies Center
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