De temps en temps
- Pierre Albert-Birot (1876 - 1967)
- Flora Klee-Pàlyi
Among friendly poets
The leaflets were published from 1953 to 1959 and are numbered one to five (that of 1957 is unnumbered and the one for 1956 is missing). They were acquired, together with other documents, with a copy of Les poètes amis (1947), a small collection of poems by eight poets, most of whom have by now been forgotten. All pages of this collection have a different lay-out: the title is in different places (for instance at the bottom or in the middle of a page) and there is a poem with a decorated initial at the beginning of the last line.
The initial was decorated by Flora Klee-Pàlyi (1893-1961). A German national, she was born in Hungary, and devoted herself to illustrations and translations. In her sketches, she suggests speed by drawing body parts twice; many of them seem unfinished because the characters do not always have hands and feet.
In the period during which this edition was made, Abert-Birot had his 'Grabinoulor-dinners'. These had started in 1936 at the initiative of Jean Follain, who wanted to end Albert-Birot's isolation after the death of his second wife, Germaine de Surville. Amidst some twenty-five friends, Albert-Birot would read a piece from Grabinoulor, after which it was discussed.
- De temps en temps / [poèmes de Pierre Albert-Birot]. - Paris : Sic, 1953-1959. - 5 vouwbladen. Bijlage bij: Les poètes amis / [poèmes de Pierre Albert-Birot ... et al. ; ill. par Flora Klee-Pàlyi]. - [S.l. : s.n.], [ 1947]. -  p. : ill. ; 30 cm.
- KW KOOPM K 61
- Arlette Albert-Birot, 'L'image est le baiser du poète' in: Le cahier du refuge, 183 (2009), p. 9-16
- Debra Kelly, Pierre Albert-Birot: A poetics in movement, a poetics of movement. Madison, Farleigh Dickinson University Press, 1997
- Marie-Louise Lentengre, Pierre Albert-Birot, l'invention de soi. Paris, Place, 1993
- Hans Vollmer, Allgemeines lexikon der bildenden Künstler des XXe Jahrhunderts. Leipzich, Seeman, 1953