Beverley Bie Brahic is a poet and translator whose pamphlet Catch and Release was awarded the inaugural Alastair Reid Prize at the 2019 Wigtown Book Festival. A Canadian who lives in Paris, Brahic was shortlisted for a Forward Prize with her poetry collection White Sheets (CBeditions) in 2012. Her most recent collection is The Hotel Eden (Carcanet, 2018): ‘It is [her] attention to the stuff of everyday life that makes Brahic’s poetry shine... [The Hotel Eden] also thrums with a delicious erotic energy,’ said the Times Literary Supplement. Beverley Bie Brahic’s translations include Guillaume Apollinaire's The Little Auto (CBeditions), winner of the 2013 Scott Moncrieff Prize; Francis Ponge's Unfinished Ode to Mud, a 2009 Popescu Translation Prize finalist; and Charles Baudelaire's Invitation to the Voyage (Seagull, 2020).
Photo: François Brahic