Author of about thirty works (poetry, essay, prose), Chantal Danjou lives and works in the Var district of Provence after a long Parisian sojourn. She gained her doctorate in 1985 from La Sorbonne on the lonely woman in Colette and Katherine Mansfield. She taught in that field for many years, nowadays supervising at University projects specifically focused on the experience of creative reading and writing. She is, too,director of the editorial board of the journal Décision. Since 1989, she contributes to the field of contemporary poetry and poetics through the organisation La Roue Traversière [The Transverse Wheel] which she co-founded.
Amongst her more recent publications in poetry are, L’ancêtre sans visage, pictorial facing with Ena Lindenbaur, Ed, Collodion, 2016 for the artist’s book / 2017, for the current edition, La concomitante,Ed. Encres Vives, Colomiers, 2017, L’ombre et l’invisible, with Ena Lindenbaur, Les Cahiers du Museur, coll. A côté, Nice, 2017 and the novels Les Jardins d’Essais, Ed. Orizons, 2017, Journal de la main, Ed. Orizons, 2017, Le souffle du noir, essay about Henri Yéru, Ed. Orizons, 2019, L’Ombre et le ciel Le Ciel et l’ombre, Ed. Orizons, 2021, Chienne de plainte, short stories, Ed. The Menthol House, 2021. Her website is:http://www.sgdl-auteurs.org/chantal-danjou/index.php/pages/Biographie