Samira Negrouche was born in Algiers where she lives. Author of several poetry collections, she’s also an essayist, translator as well as a doctor who has privileged her literary craft over the practice of medicine. Partial to multidisciplinary projects, she frequently collaborates with visual artists and musicians. Recent collaborations include performances Quai 2|1 with violinist Marianne Piketty and theorbist Bruno Helstroffer and Traces with choreographer Fatou Cissé. Her recent books include Stations (Chèvre-feuille étoilée, 2023) and J’habite en movement (Barzakh, 2023). The Olive-Trees' Jazz and Other Poems (Pleiades Press, 2020), translated by Marilyn Hacker, was shortlisted for The Derek Walcott Prize for Poetry and The National Translation Award in Poetry.