Categories: 2010-2019, BIPOC Authors, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, Canadian Identity, Experimental, Free Verse, Indigenous Authors, Indigenous Identity, Ontario Literature, Place as Character, Poetry, Rural Literature
Boreal Investigative – Zhawenjigewin – Luck – Biblical – God – Old House – Family Time – First Works – Bimodegos, Going Through the Bush in Winter – Birds at Dawn – Spider and the Sun – Catching Bees – Congregation – Treaty Letter – Sudbury, Night – Ethic – The Coming – Small Defiance – Structuralism – Once – Sentient – Water Lily Woman – Nanabozhoo – A wise Man Once Told Me
Armand Garnet Ruffo
Armand Garnet Ruffo was born and raised in northern Ontario and draws upon his Ojibwe heritage for much of his writing. A multi-genre writer, he is the author of Grey Owl: The Mystery of Archie Belaney and Norval Morrisseau: Man Changing into Thunderbird, a finalist for the 2015 Governor General’s Literary Awards. His latest collection of poetry is The Thunderbird Poems. Other projects include “Sounding Thunder: The Song of Francis Pegahmagabow,” a musical drama that premiered in the summer of 2018, and “On the Day the World Begins Again,” a short film about Indigenous incarceration that will premiere in October 2018. His writing most recently appeared in ARC Poetry, GRANTA's Canada issue, EVENT and 150, Canada’s History in Poetry (Nimbus Publishing). Ruffo is the recipient of a Honourary Life Member Award from the League of Canadian Poets and an inaugural Mayor’s Arts Award from the City of Kingston. He is currently the Queen’s National Scholar in Indigenous Literature at Queen’s University in Kingston. He lives in Kingston, Ontario.