Born in Alexandria, Egypt, with Lebanese origins and a French nationality, Michel Cassir is a rare case of a multilingual poet and intellectual who is also an internationally known scientist in the field of chemistry. His extensive creative poetic work has explored a combination of French, Arab and Latin American cultures. His work is also marked by surrealist adventure. He has published more than twenty literary works (poetry and prose) and has translated two books of poetry from Spanish into French. Cassir’s work has also been published in anthologies and poetical reviews all over the world, and he received the French Jasmine of Silver literary award in 2008 for his overall poetic work. He has been the director of the poetry collection Levée d'ancre - Editions L'Harmattan since 2001, which has published 105 books.