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Jean-Michel Maulpoix, French writer. Certified in literature française Agrégation, 1976. Recipient Prix Louis Barthou award, Academy Française, 2007.


Maulpoix, Jean-Michel was born on November 11, 1952 in Montbéliard, France. Son of Jean-Marie and Michelle Jacqueline Maulpoix.


Doctor of Philosophy, University Paris Ouest, Nanterre, 1986.


The author of more than twenty volumes of French poetry (in blank verse fragments and in prose) and of several volumes of essays and criticism, he teaches modern French literature at the University Paris X Nanterre and is the director of the quarterly literary journal Le Nouveau Recueil. He is an alumnus of the École normale supérieure de Saint-Cloud. His most acclaimed work 'Une histoire de bleu' (translated in English as 'A Matter of Blue') consists of prose poems and blank verse in which, writes translator Dawn Cornelio, he 'uses the color blue to encompass melancholy and nostalgia, but also the joy and hope inherent in life'.

He is webmaster of his own website, in French, English and Spanish.


  • Certified in literature française Agrégation, 1976.


Married Laure Helms, June 21, 1977. Children: Adeline, Louis, Adrien.

Jean-Marie Maulpoix

Michelle Jacqueline Maulpoix

Laure Helms

Adrien Maulpoix

Louis Maulpoix

Adeline Maulpoix