Poetry. MOLTINGS tells us that "in everything breathes everything." It opens on origin: dawn, as it relates to the wind; and ends under a full noon day sun, closing its work of clarity. This breath embodies original energy. In Asian traditions, life force, or energy, is the intelligence of the body in its first sense as what connects. It is the core of meditative practices and martial arts, which I know something about, but also exists in Western traditions. Inspiration, before becoming an old academic allegory, related to physical inspiration, to a physical, psychic and spiritual respiration, when the Greek pneuma and the Hebrew ruah indicated both breath and spirit. MOLTINGS does not disassociate the two.
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.
Author City: PARIS FRA