Frédéric Forte was born in Toulouse, France, in 1973, and lives in Paris. He has been a member of the well-known Oulipo (Workshop of Potential Litterature) since 2005. He has published 9 collections of poetry (the most recent being Dire ouf [P.O.L, Paris, 2016]) and several chapbooks. Three of his books have been translated in English: Seven String Quartets (La Presse/Fence Books, Iowa City, 2014), Minute-Operas (Burning Deck, Providence, 2015) and 33 Flat Sonnets (Mindmade Books, Los Angeles, 2016). He has also translated into French the American poets Michelle Noteboom and Guy Bennett.
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