Stéphane Bataillon

- France -

Stéphane Bataillon was born in 1975 in Montreuil (France). A poet, writer, and journalist, he holds the position of editor-in-chief at Bayard Presse group. He is an author and partner at Éditions Bruno Doucey as well as a member of the editorial board of the sound poetry review DONC (at Éditions Thélème). He also participates in the literary and design review PAN (magnani editions).


Bataillon's work focuses on short poetic forms, nano-literature, and experiments in digital writing. He aims at a simple and intentional lyric poetry – whether written, visual or sound poetry –, passed on through our time's networks. His is an intimate, 0/1-intermittent, way of probing our technical environment and to freely reclaim these technologies.


He co-directed an anthology of French-speaking poets for Seghers, and edited and introduced Guillevic's unpublished Humour blanc (White Humour). In 2010, he published his first collection of poetry at Bruno Doucey – Où nos ombres s’épousent (Where Our Shadows Wed); then his second, in March 2013: Les Terres rares (Rare Earths). The second edition of Où nos ombres s’épousent was published in 2016, again by Bruno Doucey, expanded with an unpublished text. Bataillon also authored a collection of nursery rhymes (ed. Tourbillon), children's books and several scenarios for graphic novels (ed. Bayard), and game books (ed. Pearson).


He works in schools to share the joys and strength of poetic creation with the children.


His personal website,, has been online since 2005. It hosts Stéphane Bataillon's almost daily poetic experiments, as well as the free monthly online poetic journal Gustave.




Poetry collections:

Où nos ombres s’épousent – Vivre l’absence (new expanded edition) Bruno Doucey, 2016
La mauvaise troupe, very short stories, ebook Collection Gustave, 2015
Les Terres rares, Bruno Doucey, 2013.
Mon comptinier, drawings by Éric Gasté, Tourbillon, 2013.
Où nos ombres s’épousent, Bruno Doucey, 2010. (book & ebook)
Poésies de langue française, 144 poètes d’aujourd’hui autour du monde, Anthology edited by Stéphane Bataillon, Sylvestre Clancier, and Bruno Doucey. 486 pages, Seghers, 2008.



Voix Vives, Anthologie Sète 2016, Bruno Doucey, 2016
Quand on n’a que l’amour (When There is Only Love Left) collection Poés’idéal, Bruno Doucey, 2015.
L’insurrection poétique, Manifeste pour vivre ici (Poetic Insurrection, a Manifesto to Live Here – Printemps des poètes anthology, Bruno Doucey, 2015.
La poésie au cœur des arts (Poetry at the Heart of the Arts – the Printemps des poètes anthology), Bruno Doucey, 2014.
Les voix du poème, (The Poem's Voice – the Printemps des poètes anthology), Bruno Doucey, 2013.
D’une fleur à l’autre, (From a Flower to Another) haikus, La Lune bleue, 2012.
Enfances, regards de poètes (Childhood: The View of Poets) Bruno Doucey, 2012.
Nous, la multitude (We, the Multitude) Le Temps des Cerises, 2011.



Donc, revue sonore de poésie, n°1, Thélème, 2016 ("Coup de cœur" award by the Académie Charles Cros 2017)
Le Paradisier (The Bird of Paradise) vol.1, Arc-en-ciel, 2015



L’incertitude (Uncertainty) graphics & animation: Thomas Durcudoy; music: Christophe Rosenberg (2011)