SERGE PEY (b. 1950, Toulouse) is a writer, poet and a plastic artist. He can be classified somewhere between archeology, philosophy and ethnology, being one of the most singular creators of international action poetry.
The main themes evoked in his theoretical researches are: language experience, political and philosophical commitment to poetry, critical performance exam, interrogation of the contradictions of a modernity that reflects a society hallucinated by the ego, the avant-garde status.His creations bring to light, in a pertinent and polemic manner, the role that can be played by the poet in the urban space of a society that takes the poetry out of the book.
Serge Pey has recently published Ahuc, poèmes strqtégiques (Flammarion), Le trésor de la guerre d’Espagne et la Boîte aux lettres du cimetière (Zulma), Le manifeste magdalénien (Dernier Télégramme), Jérôme Bosch, avertissement d’incendie (Voixéditions), Histoires sardes d’espérance, d’assassinat et d’animaux particuliers (Castor Astral) Poésie-action (Castor Astral), Mathématique générale de l’infini (NRF Gallimard), Vengeons les mots (Bruno Doucey), Mesure du bol et autres distances (Bois d’Orion), Occupation des cimetières (Jacques Brémond), Le carnaval des poètes ( Flammarion).
He is the winner of the Great National Poetry Prize of Société des gens de lettres (Society of people of letters) and the International Prize for Contemporary Poetry “Robert Ganzo”.
The “Guillaume Apollinaire” Prize was awarded to him in 2017 for the book Flamenco (Dernier télégramme-Fondeurs de briques).
Lecturer HDR, member of Unité mixte de recherche (Joint Research Unit), A.C.T.E. (Art, Creativity, Theory, Aesthetics) SORBONNE-CNRS Serge Pey headed until June 2018 Chantiers d’art provisoire (Temporary art yards)
CIAM at the Toulouse -Jean Jaurès University.