Poetry. "(...) many objects (secondhand objects), a multitude of them. Far from condemning our materialist, positivist, spectacular consumer society (cliché of many a conversation), BRIC-A-BRAC paints a large swath that embraces, comforts; Leclercq's mockery, or humor, is in fact to a great extent good-spirited. Today, for our well-being, for our tomorrows (...)."
Born in Paris in 1973, Armelle Leclerq spent the first two years of her life in Iraq. After a period in Brittany, she grew up in Auvergne, living for 15 years in the town of Riom. The study of contemporary literature brought her to Paris, to the École normale supérieure, where she passed the prestigious agrégation exam; to INALCO, the national institute for Eastern languages and cultures, where she completed a bachelor's degree in Arabic; and to the Université de Paris-Sorbonne Nouvelle, where she completed a PhD in medieval French literature in 2006. In 2000, she became seriously interested in contemporary poetry and read everything she could find. Henri Poncet and Comp'Act editions kindly published her first collection, Pataquès, in 2005. Several other collections followed: Vélo vole in 2008 and Paysage à rebours in 2012, and Les Equinoxiales in 2014—following a residency at the Maison de la poésie in Rennes—and Les Arbres in 2016, written thanks to an Itinéraire grant from the Aquitaine region. Her poetry has appeared in several anthologies, in France—including 49 poètes, un collectif, edited by Yves Di Manno for Flammarion—and (a bit) abroad.Author City: PARIS FRA