line drawing of Paul Legault
June 25, 1985 |
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
|Education||University of Virginia (MFA)
University of Southern California (BFA)
|Occupation||Writer, translator, publisher|
Legault was born in Ontario and raised in Tennessee. He graduated from the University of Southern California, where he obtained a BFA in screenwriting and the University of Virginia, where he earned an MFA in creative writing.
He is a co-founder of the translation press Telephone Books. Since 2010, his output has taken on characteristics similar to Kenneth Koch works such as One Thousand Avant-Garde Plays, with absurdist miniature dialogues between animate, inanimate, or abstract characters. In 2012, he released terse English-to-English translations of Emily Dickinson's poetry.
His writing has been published in The Awl, Boston Review, Denver Quarterly, Field, Pleiades and other journals.
- The Emily Dickinson Reader, Vol. 1. Try & Make Press. April 2009.
- The Madeleine Poems. Omnidawn Publishing. November 2010. ISBN 978-1-890650-48-3.
- The Other Poems. Fence Books. 2011. ISBN 1-934200-50-6.
- The Emily Dickinson Reader. McSweeney's. 2012. ISBN 1-936365-98-7.
- "Omnidawn". Omnidawn. Retrieved March 4, 2011.
- "Taking a Poetic Path > News > USC College". College.usc.edu. Retrieved March 4, 2011.
- "About Telephone Journal". Telephonejournal.org. Retrieved March 4, 2011.
- "Past". Denverquarterly.com. Retrieved March 4, 2011.
- "Reading Series presents: Gabrielle Calvocoressi and Paul Legault — The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative". Thebridgepai.com. November 16, 2010. Retrieved March 4, 2011.