Marie-Claire Bancquart is a French poet, essayist, novelist, literary critic, and professor who has published more than two dozen collections of poetry. She has been a professor of French literature at several universities, including Brest, Rouen, Nanterre, and the Sorbonne. Her work has been featured in a number of French literary journals, and she has received multiple honors and awards, including the Prix Max Jacob, the Grand Prix de la Ville de Lyon, the Grand Prix d’Automne de la Société des Gens de Lettres, and the Prix Robert Ganzo. In addition to poetry, she has published books and essays on a wide range of topics, including France and surrealism. She is now professor emerita at the Université Paris-Sorbonne and the president of the arts council of La Maison de la Poésie. She is married to the musician-composer Alain Bancquart.