Linda Maria Baros

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Linda Maria Baros (b. 1981) is a poet, translator, and publisher. She has published six books of poetry. Her most recent collection of poems, La nageuse désossée: Légendes métropolitaines (The deboned swimmer: Metropolitan legends), was awarded the 2021 Grand Prize for Poetry by the Writers’ Society, France, the 2021 International Francophone Prize of the Montréal Poetry Festival, and the 2021 Rimbaud Prize of the Poetry House, Paris. Her poems have been published in translation in forty-one countries, and she has taken part in ninety-four international poetry festivals. She is winner and general secretary of the prestigious Apollinaire Prize, full member and general rapporteur of the Mallarmé Academy, vice president of the French PEN Club, and has translated forty-seven books. She is director of La Traductière publishing house and of Poésie Poetry Paris / French-English Poetry Festival and editor in chief of the poetry and visual art magazine La Traductière. Baros has a PhD in comparative literature from the Sorbonne, lives in Paris, and wears a huge silver claw ring on her right hand.