Jean-Baptiste Cabaud


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After about ten years working in graphic design, Jean-Baptiste Cabaud has been devoting himself entirely to poetry and drawing since 2005. As an author, he publishes his texts in books and in magazines. His first book for children, Le Petit Inconnu au Ballon, illustrated by Fred Bernard, published in 2007 was translated in Brazilian and in Greek. His first collection of poems, Les Mécaniques, was published in 2008 and the last one, The Folly of Alekseyev, in 2017.

He regularly gives readings of his texts in France or abroad (Poesiefestival Berlin 2012, Tarp festivalis Vilnius 2012, Bucarest poetrymarket and Slovenia 2014, Poezijos Pavasaris Lithuania 2015, Prague MicroFestival 2017), either relying solely on his voice or bringing them into performances within the electro-poetry band Saint Octobre or in one-off experiences with other artists (painters, film makers and so on).

His exhibitions of drawings can be seen since 2015 in Lithuania (French Institut, Tarp Audiovisual Poetry festival, Regional Library of Klaipėda…) and in France (Polaris cultural Center of Corbas…).

As a translator, he translated czech and lithuanian poetry for french magazines and festival organizers.

Jean-Baptiste regularly takes responsibility for editorial projects with various groups involved in poetry and throughout the year, he runs in France or abroad (Slovenia, Romania…) meetings and poetry writing workshops in schools, social centres and public libraries, with children, adults or disabled people.

Jean-Baptiste has already been awarded artist funding (2011) and artist residency (in Berlin, 2013) by french regional cultural institutions. Saint Octobre has received funding by the regional office of the french Ministry of Culture for the last two years.