Serge Pey was born in 1950 to a working-class family in the Hers district of Toulouse. A child of immigration and civil war in Spain, he spent his free youth by crossing anti-Maquists and revolutionary movements that shook the earth. An activist against the war in Vietnam, he actively participated in the events of May and June in 1968.
In parallel with his political commitment, he discovered early on poetry and the voice of the foundation that changed his life. From Lorca to Whitman, from Machado to Rimbaud, from Villon to Baudelaire, from Yannis Ritsos to Elytis, from Alfred Jarry to Tristan Tzar, from troubadours to Antonin Artaud, from shamanic poetry to visual and dadaistic poetry ... He started a journey through the history of poetry against the dominance of the French writings of his epoch. It was in the early 1960's when Serge Pey unveiled his poetry of action and experience, in every form of it, the spoken space of poetry. In 1975 he founded Émeute and later on, in 1981, the publishing house of Tribu.
Willing to cooperate with the distribution of nomadic publishing, Tribu published under it's direction authors such as Bernard Manciet, Jean-Luc Parant, Gaston Puel, Rafaël Alberti, Dominique Pham Cong Thien, le Sixième Dalaï Lama, Allen Ginsberg, Ernesto Cardenal, Armand Gatti and Henri, have been willing to cooperate with the nomad distribution. Miller… He was an editor of Jaroslav Seifert, a Nobel Prize winner in literature in 1984. In Tightrope walkers from Prague, created together with his friend Karel Kosik and Vaclav Havel.