Michel Deguy, born in Paris, where the well-traveled author still resides today, can rightly be counted among the most important French poets and essayists of the second half of the 20th century. In addition, he has documented the 21st century, critically accompanied, tried to express new developments in his writing. In 2020, Deguy received the Prix Goncourt de la Poésie for his "monumental body of work." In 1977, he founded the magazine PO&SIE, which is still considered the most important platform for French poetry. He was a professor of literature at the Université Paris VIII and a confidant of Jacques Derrida, who called him the "poet-thinker of the French language."