Aurélia Lassaque (b. 1983) is bilingual poet writing in French and Occitan, and this year's Poet in Residence at StAnza 2017. Interested in the interaction between various forms of art, she often cooperates with visual artists, video-makers, dancers and particularly musicians. She is an active advocate of linguistic diversity, acts as literary advisor for the ‘Paroles Indigo’ festival in Arles and for ‘Premio Ostana Scritture in Lingua Madre’ (Italy). Aurélia Lassaque’s poetry collection Pour que chantent les salamandres (Editions Bruno Doucey, 2013) has been published in Hebrew, Dutch, Norwegian and English. In 2016, the Printemps des Poètes chose her to join the European poetry platform Versopolis.
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