Yves Bonnefoy is a celebrated poet, critic, and translator. He published his first major book of poetry, Du mouvement et de l’immobilité de Douve (On the Motion and Immobility of Douve) in 1953. Since then, he has published more than ten poetry collections, including the celebrated Dans le Leurre du seuil (In the Lure of the Threshold) (1975). He has also written numerous acclaimed works of art criticism, and his translations of Shakespeare’s plays are considered to be among the best in French. He is the editor of the Dictionaire des mythologies (1981), and in 1967 he helped to found L’Ephemere, a journal of art and literature. In 1971, he received the Prix des Critiques, and in 1981he was elected to the College de France, taking the seat once held by the great French critic Roland Barthes. He currently lives in Paris.