MARC ALYN born in 1937 in Reims, receives on his 20th birthday the Max-Jacob Prize for Le Temps des autres, beginning of numerous poetry prizes: Guillaume-Apollinaire Prize, Camille-Engelmann Prize, Pascal-Forthuny Prize, Grand Prize of poetry from the Académie française, Grand prix for poetry from the SGDL, Prix Goncourt for poetry and Grand prize for poetry Pierrette-Micheloud for the entire work, literary prize 30 million friends for Monsieur the cat.
Founder in 1966 of the Poésie / Flammarion collection which he directed until 1970, he revealed Lorand Gaspart, Bernard Noël, Pierre Dalle Nogare, Andrée Chedid. Former chronicler of the literary Figaro, he celebrates Nerval, Mauriac, Durell, sings Paris, Uzès, Venice and Lebanon.
Friend of painters, he produced a number of artist's books. A member of the Académie Mallarmé and of the Jury of the Guillaume-Apollinaire Prize, little known to the general public, Marc Alyn devotes his life to poetry; a prose with lyrical accents, mixing literary memories with an intimate experience.