Pascale Petit (born 1953) is a poet. She was born in Paris and grew up in France and Wales. She trained as a sculptor at the Royal College of Art and was a visual artist for the first part of her life. She has travelled widely, particularly in the Venezuelan Amazon and China.

She has published five poetry collections: Heart of a Deer (1998), The Zoo Father (2001), The Huntress (2005), The Treekeeper's Tale (2008) and What the Water Gave Me: Poems after Frida Kahlo (2010). She also published a pamphlet of poems The Wounded Deer: Fourteen Poems after Frida Kahlo (2005).

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Pascale Petit Poems

Atlas Moth

From The Treekeper's Tale
This giant atlas moth's broad wings
could be the map of China.... more »

Self-Portrait with Fire Ants


From The Zoo Father
To visit you Father, I wear a mask of fire ants.
When I sit waiting for you to explain... more »

The Snake House

From The Huntress
It's time to go up to your front door, Mother,
and ring the rattling buzzer of a bell,
the door with two curved fangs.... more »

Pascale Petit Quotes

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