Brigitte Gyr (1945-) is a Swiss poet and translator. She was born in Geneva, where she studied law and political science, and where she practiced law for many years. She moved to Paris, in 1976, where she now resides with her husband. She has one daughter. Over the course of her career, she has translated dozens of volumes and for the last ten years she has taught creative writing workshops in prisons and to underprivileged adults and children. She has published many books, including Au Décousu de l’aile (Jacques Brémond, 1988), Avant je vous voyais en noir et blanc (Jacques Brémond, 2000), which won the Prix Claude Sernet in 2001, and Parler nu (Éditions Lanskine, 2011), which won the famous Prix de Poésie Charles-Vildrac of the SGDL in 2012.

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