Laurent Poliquin is born in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, in 1975. He’s been working as a lecturer in French language and literature at the University of Manitoba and the University of Winnipeg, and as an assistant professor in French-Canadian literature at Université de Saint-Boniface, before teaching at a primary school in Dugald, Manitoba. He was a publisher at Les Éditions des Plaines from 2003 to 2009 and published as a writer about 60 essays, articles and poetic texts in Germany, Austria, Spain, France, Italy and Canada. He is a member of the Center for Research in Young People's Texts and Cultures at the University of Winnipeg and the Center for Research on French Canadian Culture (CRCCF). He has collaborated with various journals, including Art Le Sabord, Canadian Literature, Liaison, etc., holds conferences in Canada and abroad and extends his literary passion as a poet. He is a recipient of the Marcel-Richard Prize, the Joan-Kennett Award, the SSHRC's Joseph-Armand Bombardier Scholarship and the French Government's Academic Achievement Award, he is the author of ten books, including the most recent De l’impuissance à l’autonomie (Prise de Parole, 2017). His poetry, hailed in Canadian Literature as one of the poetic revelations in 2011 for Orpailleurs de bisous (2010), earned him the Prix Rue-Deschambault in 2015 for De l’amuissement des certitudes and was shortlisted for the Lansdowne Poetry Prize for his collections La Métisse filante (2008), Marchand d'intensité (2012) and De l’amuissement des certitudes (2015). Since 2013, he's hosting a classical music radio program on Envol 91 FM in Winnipeg.