Poet, visual artist, and composer, Anne Tardos was born in Cannes, France. She grew up in Paris and moved twice in her youth—once to Budapest, where she learned Hungarian, and then to Vienna, where she learned German but attended a French high school.
In 1966, she moved to the United States. Tardos is the author of the multilingual performance work Among Men, which was produced by the West German Radio, WDR, in Cologne. Her books of polylingual poems and graphics are I Am You (Salt Publishing, 2008); The Dik-dik's Solitude: New and Selected Works (Granary Books, 2002); Uxudo (1999); Mayg-shem Fish (1995); and Cat Licked the Garlic (1992).
Tardos also collaborated frequently with her late husband, the poet Jackson Mac Low. She currently lives and works in New York.