Michel Côté is a poet and visual artist who has published his many poetry collections and artist’s books at Éditions Triptyque, Éditions Roselin, the URDLA (France) and Éditions du Noroît. He was nominated at the National Artists’ Books Contest of Canada for Blanc/Noir et Blanc, was a prizewinner at the Alcuin Citation Awards in Vancouver for À force de silence, and was shortlisted for the Odyssée prize for Au commencement la lumière. He has won the Prix Loto-Québec for L’Autre Chine, the Prix poésie du journal Le Droit for L’intranquille gravité, and the Prix Jacques-Poirier for Le dernier tableau rouge. He also received a special mention from Le Droit and a Mention d’excellence citation from the Société des écrivains francophones d’Amérique for Depuis, tout a grandi, which was co-written with Céline De Guise. He has taught philosophy, with particular emphasis on Chinese thought. His works on paper are exhibited in Canada, France, the United Kingdom and Japan.