Born in 1973, in Sainte-Foy (Québec), Jean-Sébastien Larouche has published three collections of poetry at Lanctôt éditeur, among them Dacnomanie which lead him to a nomination for the Prix Émile-Nelligan in 2000. His corpus has been revisited and published in 2009 at Éditions de l’Écrou under the title Avant qu’le char de mon corps se mette à capoter. Since 1995, Larouche has presented several readings/performances, each time filling the stage with his fiery and his punching speech, sometimes accompanied by such musicians as Nomad Nabo, Éric Goulet, Loco Locass, La Part maudite or Two Dollar Motel.
In 2007, he won the very first Grand Slam National de Poésie and was granted the honor of representing the province of Québec to the Coupe du Monde de Slam-Poésie, in France. Cofounder of the publishing house Les Éditions de l’Écrou, he lives in Montréal and works in a brewery. He prepares patiently a new piece of work titled Des longueurs dans le Styx.