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Yves Bonnefoy

Born: 24-Jun-1923
Birthplace: Tours, France

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Poet, Essayist, Historian

Nationality: France
Executive summary: Du Mouvement et de l'immobilité de Douve

Father: Marius Elie Bonnefoy (railroad/locomotive worker)
Mother: Hélène Maury (schoolteacher)
Wife: Lucille Vines (m. 1968, one daughter)

    High School: Lycée Descartes, Tours
    University: University of Poitiers
    University: Sorbonne
    Professor: Poetry, Collège de France (1981-94)

    L'éphemère Co-Founder (1967)
    American Academy of Arts and Letters 2001
    Prix mondial Cino Del Duca 1995
    Franz Kafka Prize 2007

Author of books:
Du mouvement et de l'immobilité de Douve (1953, poetry)
Hier régnant désert (1958, poetry)
Pierre écrite (1965, poetry)
L'Arrière-pays (1971, memoir)
Dans le leurre du seuil (1975, poetry)
Ce qui fut sans lumière (1987, poetry)
Début et fin de neige (1991, poetry)
Les Planches courbes (2001, poetry)


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