Claude Royet-Journoud was born in 1941 in Lyon, France. His publications in French include, from Gallimard, Le Renversement, La Notion d'Obstacle, Les Objects contiennent l'infini, & Les Natures indivisibles (1972, 1978, 1983, 1997). He was also co-founder & co-editor, along with Anne-Marie Albiach & Michel Couturier, of the journal Siècle à mains. With Emmanuel Hocquard, he has edited two anthologies of American poetry, 21+1: Poètes améicains d'aujourd'hui, & 49+1: nouveaux poètes américains.
Publication in English include: The Crowded Circle (tr. Keith Waldrop; Le Collet de Buffle, Edinburgh, G.B., 1973), Reversal (tr. Keith Waldrop; Hellcoal Press / Brown University, Providence, 1973); Até (tr. Keith Waldrop; Blue Guitar Books (Plymouth) & Imprint Edition (Hong Kong), 1981); "The Maternal Drape" or the Resititution (tr. Charles Bernstein; Awede, 1985), The Notion of Obstacle (tr. Keith Waldrop; Awede, 1985), Objects Contain the Infinite (tr. Keith Waldrop; Awede, 1995), A Descriptive Method (tr. Keith Waldrop; The Post Apollo Press, 1995), i.e. (tr. Keith Waldrop; Burning Deck, Providence, 1995), The Right Wall of the Heart Effaced (tr. Keith Waldrop; Duration Press, 1999.
His work has also appeared in Acts, Conjunctions, Temblor, o-blek, New Directions, Moving Letters, Lingo, with interviews appearing in Lingo # 4, Towards a New Poetics (ed. Serge Gavronsky, University of California Press), & Code of Signals (ed. Michael Palmer, North Point Press).
His work been translated into Greek, Spanish, Italian, Portugese, Romanian.
He currently lives in Paris.
Conversation with Emmanuel Hocquard (in Code of Signals)
The Narrative of Lars Fredrikson (in Violence of the White Page)