Robbert Fortin is a poet, painter, and engraver. After studying at Séminaire Pie X de Hauterive (Baie-Comeau) and the Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf in Montreal, he undertook university studies in Quebec literature and poetry writing at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, then at Laval University. At the same time, he became an announcer and host at Radio-Canada, remaining there until 1990 while pursuing his career as a painter and poet. After living in francophone communities in Ontario for fifteen years, Robbert Fortin returned to live in Quebec in 1996. Since then, he has lived, written and painted in Montreal, where he often gives poetry recitals. He was awarded the Grand Prize at the Toronto Book Fair in 1995 for his book Peut-il rêver celui qui s’endort dans la gueule d’un chien (Prise de parole). His most recent publications are Les nouveaux poètes d’Amériques (Hexagone, reissued in 2002) and L’aube aux balles vertes (Hexagone, 2000).