Yves Bonnefoy

Yves Bonnefoy
Copyright Martine Franck

Yves Bonnefoy has published numerous studies of literature and art, as well as an extensive dictionary of mythology. His work has been translated into many languages, and he is a celebrated translator of Shakespeare and Yeats. He lives in Paris.


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Yves Bonnefoy reads his poem "Les Planches Courbes"

"Listen to this poetry reading to hear the French poet Yves Bonnefoy read his poem ""Les Planches Courbes"" in French. The poem can be found in English translation in the poetry collection The Curved Planks, which sets the French texts alongside English versions by the noted translator Hoyt Rogers. Learn more about the book The Curved Planks at http://us.macmillan.com/thecurvedplanks/YvesBonnefoy Read more about poet Yves Bonnefoy at http://us.macmillan.com/author/yvesbonnefoy"

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Yves Bonnefoy reads his poem "La Maison Natale"

"Listen to this poetry reading to hear French poet Yves Bonnefoy read his poem ""La Maison Natale"" in French. The poem can be found in English translation in the poetry collection The Curved Planks. The bilingual edition sets the French texts alongside English versions by noted translator Hoyt Rogers. Learn more about the book The Curved Planks at http://us.macmillan.com/thecurvedplanks/YvesBonnefoy Read more about poet Yves Bonnefoy at http://us.macmillan.com/author/yvesbonnefoy"

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The Curved Planks

Yves Bonnefoy; Translated from the French by Hoyt Rogers; Foreword by Richard Howard
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

For decades readers and critics have acclaimed Yves Bonnefoy as France's greatest living poet. His most recent book of verse, The Curved Planks, crowns an...


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