Frank Martel, born in 1958, is a poet and musician. His life is entirely dedicated to the unknown and the silence that is characteristic of it. Discovered in 1979 by the poet and essayist Phillippe Haeck, he published two poetry collections at VLB Éditeur. He learned to play guitar and began writing songs. In 1992, he published a third volume, La lune à l’air ce soir d’un bout d’ongle arraché (L’Oie de Cravan Éditeur). In 1995, he created Dans le ring ou tu boxes, a poetry-performance show at the Théâtre La Chapelle. He has performed, solo or in a duo with Nathalie Derome, several pieces in museums, galleries and cabarets. Frank Martel recorded his first album, Enjambons le désert, in 2001, and his second in 2003. In Sautons ce repas de midi, which met with excellent reviews, Frank Martel et l’Ouest Céleste present 14 songs in a range of styles under the musical direction of Bernard Falaise.