Born in Iroquois, Ontario (a small English village on the St. Lawrence River), Tina Charlebois is a proud Franco-Ontarian who has been composing poetry since her youth. She is immersed by her everyday reality—as much by being part of the Francophone minority in Ontario as by being a young adult constantly having to deal with the “Other.” Happiness and the banal frustrations of life have inevitably led her to write using a sometimes acerbic tone. Now a high school teacher in Cornwall, Ontario, Tina tries to cultivate in others a sense of culture and of reflection that is too often ignored. She has published, among other works, three collections of poetry: Tatouages et testaments, (a Trillium Poetry Prize finalist in 2003); Poils lisses (Le Droit award winner in 2007 and winner of the Trillium Poetry Award in 2008); and her latest, Miroir sans teint (Le Droit award winner, 2015). She is a poetry workshop facilitator, and has participated in group productions, among others, a 2014 collection entitled, De l’enfermement à l’envol, which was produced after giving writing workshops in prisons.