Paul Legault

Paul Legault was born in Ontario and raised in Tennessee. His first book of poetry, The Madeleine Poems, was published by Omnidawn in 2010. His second book, The Other Poems, is forthcoming from Fence Books in fall 2011. Currently, he is translating the complete works of Guillaume Apollinaire as well as Renée Gagnon’s Steve McQueen (mon amoureux) from the French. He has also finished an English-to-English translation of the complete works of Emily Dickinson, part of which has been published as a chapbook, The Emily Dickinson Reader, vol. 1 (Try and Make, 2009). With Sharmila Cohen, he edits the translation press Telephone Books. Paul lives with his husband, Orion Jenkins, in Brooklyn, New York, where he works at the Academy of American Poets.