Paul Legault

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Paul Legault (tulpa)
Paul Legault sketch.jpg
line drawing of Paul Legault
Born (1985-06-25) June 25, 1985 (age 32)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Education University of Virginia (MFA)
University of Southern California (BFA)
Occupation Writer, translator, publisher

Paul Legault (/ˈlʌɡ/ LUG-oh; born June 25, 1985) is a Canadian American poet.


Legault was born in Ontario and raised in Tennessee.[1] 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.[2]

He is a co-founder of the translation press Telephone Books.[3] 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,[4] Field, The Literati Quarterly,Pleiades and other journals.

He lives in St. Louis, Missouri,[5] and serves as a writer-in-residence at Washington University in St. Louis.


  • 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. 

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  1. ^ "Omnidawn". Omnidawn. Retrieved March 4, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Taking a Poetic Path > News > USC College". Retrieved March 4, 2011. 
  3. ^ "About Telephone Journal". Retrieved March 4, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Past". Retrieved March 4, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Reading Series presents: Gabrielle Calvocoressi and Paul Legault — The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative". November 16, 2010. Retrieved March 4, 2011. 

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