Eric Charlebois is a Trillium Award-winning Francophone author from Hawkesbury, Ontario. Since 2002, he published nine poetry collections in French. He teaches French and English at Collège La Cité and Collège Boréal, and also teaches creative writing at the University of Ottawa. He is the Chair of the Franco-Ontarian Authors Association. He has been a regular spoken word and poetry performer on various Canadian stages and has given creative writing workshops across Canada for more than 15 years. Sandscapes is his first poetry collection in English.