Rufo Quintavalle is Our Special Guest at SpokenWord Paris. October 3rd! Monday’s Theme: TAXIDERMY

Rufo Quintavalle was born in London in 1978, studied at Oxford and the University of Iowa and now lives in Paris. He is the author of ten books of poetry, the most recent of which, Shelf, is a line-by-line rewrite of Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself”. He has taught creative writing at NYU Paris, has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and in 2019 was chosen to represent Paris in the final of the Trans Europe Expression Poetry Slam. Rufo is also an actor; you can see him in Coldhearts: a poetical and Les passagers de la nuit which premiered at the 2022 Berlin Film Festival. He is currently working on the Apple TV+ series, The New Look.

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