Yves Bonnefoy

Yves Bonnefoy (born 24 June 1923) is a French poet and essayist, generally acknowledged as the most important poet of his generation. Central themes in Bonnefoy’s work are existence, nature, death, and the role of poetry. Du Mouvement et de l’immobilit√© de Douve (1953, On the Motion and Immobility of Douve) is perhaps Bonnefoy’s best-known collection of poems. 

He has been frequently mentioned as a candidate for the Nobel Prize for literature.