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Jacques Sivan
 
French poet Jacques Sivan (1955-2016) invented a poetry freed from codes and conventions of language to reflect the plural complexity of the world. With Vannina Maestri and Jean-Michel Espitallier, he created and directed the review Java. His poetry was published in leading journals of contemporary poetry (TXT, Revue de Littérature Générale, Doc(k)s, Action poétique, Res Poetica, etc.). He also collaborated with artists such as filmmaker Marie Poitevin and musician Cédric Pigot.

See also Jacques Sivan & Charles Pennequin; Cédric Pigot & Jacques Sivan.
 

 
2019
French edition
Al Dante
forthcoming
The testamentary work of Jacques Sivan: a graphic poem on the body and its reincarnation through the language.

2017
French edition
Al Dante
A collection of texts written between 1983 and 2016, enabling us to comprehend the singularity of Sivan's work. Prefaces in opening section offer insights into this unusual poetry, pointing the links between Sivan's poetic universe and those of Denis Roche, Raymond Roussel, Charles Olson, Maurice Roche, Marcel Duchamp…

2015
French edition
Al Dante
Jacques Sivan continues to explore the visual and phonetic potentialities of the language.

2012
French edition
Al Dante
In this text, poet Jacques Sivan creates an imaginary planet populated by mortals, a mirror of our world through which he investigates the nature of language.

2008
French edition
Al Dante
Investigating the aesthetic notion of Gesamtkunstwerk within t>he realm of literature, Jacques Sivan presents a meta-graphic narrative in color, composed of a superimposition of visual communication items, informative writings, typographical games…

2006
French edition
Two studies on the link between language, art and reality in Marcel Duchamp's work.