Claude Ber was born in Nice and lives in Paris. After a double degree in letters philosophy and an aggregation of letters, she taught in high school, university, sciences-po and she held academic and national positions in education. Author of some 20 books, she has published mainly poetry as well as a few plays created on the national scene and collections of articles and lectures. In addition, there are artists' books, collective publications and anthologies. She received the Ivan Goll International Poetry Prize and her works are translated into several languages. Claude Ber gives readings and lectures in France and abroad.