Poetry. WHY? consists of an extended series of questions about the nature of things, and particularly about the singular thing that is a rose. It begins with and revolves around Angelius Silesius's famous line, "The rose is without why, it blooms simply because it blooms." WHY? makes a reverse proposition, questioning the thing so that it will bloom.
Laurent Albarracin was born in Angers, France. He has lived in the Corrèze region of south-central France since 1995. He had a decisive meeting with the poet Pierre Peuchmaurd, the subject of a study that was published in 2011 (Vanneaux edtions). Since 2009, he has led Le Cardan ligné editions, which generally publishes French poetry (François Jacqmin, Boris Wolowiec, etc.). He mostly writes and publishes poetry, but also contributes reading notes about poetry on Pierre Campion's site À la littérature and on the site Poezibao. Since 2017, he has edited, with Pierre Vinclair and Guillaume Condello, the online review Catastrophes. His recent publications include Le Grand Chosier (Le corridor bleu, 2015); Plein vent (Pierre Mainard, 2017), Res rerum (Arfuyen, 2018), and L'Herbier lunatique (Rougerie, 2020).
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