Petit, Pascale

(1953- )
   Born in Paris, she grew up in France and Wales and trained as a sculptor, gaining an M.A. from the Royal College of Art. She has worked as an environmental artist in schools and has twice traveled to the Venezuelan Amazon. She was one of the founders of Poetry London and was its editor from 1990 to 2005. In 2001 she was one of ten poets commissioned by BBC Radio 4 to write a poem for National Poetry Day, and in 2004 she was selected as one of the "Next Generation poets." In 2001 she received a New London Writers' Award and an Arts Council of England Writers' Award. Her other poetry publications: Icefall Climbing, 1994. Heart of a Deer, 1998. Tying the Song: A First Antholog y from the Poetry School 1997-2000, 2000 (editor). The Zoo Father, 2001 (short listed for the 2001 T.S. Eliot Prize). The Huntress, 2005. The Wounded Deer: Fourteen Poems After Frida Kahlo, 2005, (Mexican artist, 1907-1954). Some of her poems: "During the Eclipse," "Embrace of the Electric Eel," "My Father's Body," "My Father's Clothes," "My Mother's Clothes," "The Ant Glove," "The Strait-Jackets."
   Sources: Biography of Pascale Petit (http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/beyond/factsheets/poet01_petit.shtml). Biography of Pascale Petit; Poetry Book Society (http://www.poetrybooks.co.uk/PBS/pbs_petit_pascale.asp). Parents: An Anthology of Poems by Women Writers. Myra Schneider and Dilys Wood, eds. Enitharmon Press, 2000. Poems by Pascale Petit (http://english.chass.ncsu.edu/freeverse/ Archives/Spring_2003/Poetry/P_Petit.htm). Poems by Pascale Petit (http://www.poetrypf.co.uk/pascalepetitpoems.html\#p4). Poetry London (Magazine) Says Farewell to Pascale Petit, Spring 2005 (http://www.poetrylondon.co.uk/index.htm?edits/edit50.htm). The Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry. 11th ed. The Columbia Granger's World of Poetry, Columbia University Press, 2005 (http://www.columbiagrangers.org). Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia).

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