Xavier Bordes


Xavier Bordes is a French poet and translator born in Arc-en-Argens. He’s the author of twenty collections, most recently L’Astragalizonte et autres poèmes, published by Traversées in 2016. His collection Comme un bruit de source, published by Gallimard, won the Max Jacob prize in 1999. He has translated Greek poets including Odysseus Elytis, C. P. Cavafy, and Manolis Anagnostakis.

  • Xavier Bordes
    Photo: Claus Grünstäudl/Unsplash Maybe it will be like the end of a yearwhen you find yourself alone in a deserted roomlike a statue at the end of a public garden pathfaced with bare autumn after the…