Jean-François Bory (Paris, FR, 1938)
Jean-Francois Bory is a French visual poet, publisher, and editor, considered to be one of the most important exponents of Visual Poetry. Around the 1960s he begins to be interested in Sound Poetry, participating in numerous festivals. Particularly attracted to the production of artist books, Bory worked in collaboration with numerous experimental publishers in France, Italy and the United States. His volumes are characterized by a careful study of graphics and layout and a compositional rigour. In 1974 he became part of the International Group of Visual Poetry, also called Group of Nine, with the Italians Eugenio Miccini, Lucia Marcucci, Luciano Ori, Michele Perfetti, Sarenco, the Dutch Herman Damen and the Belgians Alain Arias-Misson and Paul De Vree.