Yann Rousselot

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in Geneva, Switzerland
October 16, 1982




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Yann Rousselot is a translator, writer, and poet. He grew up in airport lounges and diplomatic enclaves in the company of his brothers, his sister, and countless cheap suitcases, raised across the globe by humanitarian parents. He has been published in Paris Lit Up Magazine, The Bastille, AUP’s Paris/Atlantic Magazine, Thought Catalog, and the Belleville Park Pages. He lives, writes, and performs spoken word poetry in his adoptive city of Paris.

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Yann Rousselot Sit in the chair. Punch the keys. Don't wait for the muse. Curb your addictions. Have the courage to write badly. Don't forget to live.
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Dawn of the Algorithm

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Le Bordel de la Poésie “Blue Angel” event was a great success, with stunning performances by poets, pianists, painters, and literary prostitutes in a luxury Parisian duplex. Below you can enjoy a selection of photos but, if you’re curious, be sure to check out the full album, signed Romain Chocart.

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Dawn of the Algorithm (Poetry)
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Description: I've been writing poetry for more than a decade, performing spoken word poetry in Paris for the last 2 years. Connecting with readers has been my ambition since my first poem at age 17 (it was pretty awful, but I've grown a bit since). I am working with Inkshares to publish a comical and user-friendly collection of poems to reach out to readers across the world. Below are 4 poems from Dawn of the Algorithm. If you care to see more, please check out the project. www.dawnofthealgorithm.com Thank you for reading.
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“Where lies the strangling fruit that came from the hand of the sinner I shall bring forth the seeds of the dead to share with the worms that gather in the darkness and surround the world with the power of their lives while from the dimlit halls of other places forms that never were and never could be writhe for the impatience of the few who never saw what could have been. In the black water with the sun shining at midnight, those fruit shall come ripe and in the darkness of that which is golden shall split open to reveal the revelation of the fatal softness in the earth. The shadows of the abyss are like the petals of a monstrous flower that shall blossom within the skull and expand the mind beyond what any man can bear, but whether it decays under the earth or above on green fields, or out to sea or in the very air, all shall come to revelation, and to revel, in the knowledge of the strangling fruit—and the hand of the sinner shall rejoice, for there is no sin in shadow or in light t ...more Jeff VanderMeer
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“My love for Neo-Tokyo is a bulbous mass
of post-human organic circuitry.
Cyperpunk is my mother tongue.
My love is a man-machine interface gun.”
Yann Rousselot, Dawn of the Algorithm

“we roar along the rust belts——the great red spot——
the polar vortex——the caress of solar flares——
ruffle the molten methane and ammonia oceans of me——
the storm-riven non-surface of me and mine——
that which you call skin——
a threadbare term to describe where I stop and others begin——”
Yann Rousselot, Dawn of the Algorithm

“I've swallowed fish-eyes whole
like an endoscope.
I once ate a trout cooked inside a dolphin.
Felt like a shark eating another shark,
inside the cold-blooded womb of yet another shark.”
Yann Rousselot, Dawn of the Algorithm

“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”
Dr. Seuss

“I always read. You know how sharks have to keep swimming or they die? I’m like that. If I stop reading, I die.”
Patrick Rothfuss

“To define is to limit.”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

“We can stick anything into the fog
and make it look like a ghost
but tonight
let us not become tragedies.
We are not funeral homes
with propane tanks in our windows,
lookin’ like cemeteries.
Cemeteries are just the Earth’s way of not letting go.
Let go.

let’s turn our silly wrists so far backwards
the razor blades in our pencil tips
can’t get a good angle on all that beauty inside.
Step into this
with your airplane parts.
Move forward
and repeat after me with your heart:

“I no longer need you to fuck me as hard as I hated myself.”

Make love to me
like you know I am better
than the worst thing I ever did.
Go slow.
I’m new to this.
But I have seen nearly every city from a rooftop
without jumping.
I have realized

that the moon
did not have to be full for us to love it,
that we are not tragedies
stranded here beneath it,
that if my heart
really broke
every time I fell from love
I’d be able to offer you confetti by now.

But hearts don’t break,
they bruise and get better.
We were never tragedies.
We were emergencies.
You call 9 – 1 – 1.
Tell them I’m having a fantastic time.”
Buddy Wakefield

“He’s stuck out there. He thinks he’s totally alone and that we all gave up on him. What kind of effect does that have on a man’s psychology?” He turned back to Venkat. “I wonder what he’s thinking right now.”

LOG ENTRY: SOL 61 How come Aquaman can control whales? They’re mammals! Makes no sense.”
Andy Weir, The Martian

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Yann Rousselot Sarah wrote: "Tu me dis quand je peux vendre le poème que tu m'avais donné pour une belle somme sur ebay. ;)"

Bahaha, quand tu veux. Sinon je te le refais à la main ça vaut surement plus cher ^_^

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Sarah Tu me dis quand je peux vendre le poème que tu m'avais donné pour une belle somme sur ebay. ;)

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