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Werner Lambersy was born in Antwerp, Belgium, in 1941. He has lived and worked in Paris since 1980. He is a former director of the Wallonia-Brussels Cultural Centre in the French capital. His numerous works are varied in form and tone – from a finite conciseness and simplicity to more voluminous works with a slow rhythm, similar to deep breathing, but in all his works there is a constant reflection on self-identification through love and writing. Behind the seemingly virile and bon vivant tone of his poems often hides a subtle sensuality and an anxious humanism. Famous far beyond Belgium, with over forty poetry collections, he ranks among the most prominent representatives of contemporary French-language poetry. Translated into over twenty languages with individual author editions, he is the winner of multiple awards.

Samira Negrouche, born in 1980, is an Algerian poet who writes in French. She is the author of several poetry collections and translates from Arabic into French. She is general secretary of the Algerian PEN Club and the initiator of CADMOS, an association for the preservation of Mediterranean cultural heritage. Her work has been translated into Italian and Spanish. Her style is marked by a feminine sensitivity which finds its reflection in an unexplored cartography of the body. Her prose poems bear witness to the condition of the contemporary world and to changes in Arabic countries and beyond. Current themes exist only to attract the attention of the artist, who is the only one who can see their enigma.