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José-Flore Tappy

Author, French
José-Flore Tappy is a Swiss poet born in Lausanne in 1954. Her first six books were translated by John Taylor and collected as Sheds / Hangars: Collected Poems 1983–2013. Trás-os-Montes has just won the Prix Suisse de Littérature. In this excerpt, Tappy’s fragmentary lyrical sequence traverses a landscape rooted in detail and language. (Photo credit: Yvonne Böhler)