Gregory Schofield

From: Hustling Verse


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Gregory Scofield

Gregory Scofield is Red River Métis of Cree, Scottish, and European descent whose ancestry can be traced to the fur trade and to the Métis community of Kinosota, Manitoba. He has taught First Nations and Métis Literature and Creative Writing at Brandon University, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, and the Alberta College of Art + Design. He currently holds the position of associate professor in English at Laurentian University where he teaches creative writing, and previously served as writer-in-residence at the University of Manitoba, University of Winnipeg, and Memorial University. Scofield won the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize in 1994 for his debut collection, The Gathering: Stones for the Medicine Wheel. In addition to several volumes of poetry, Scofield is the author of the memoir Thunder through My Veins (1999), and his latest collection of poetry is Witness, I Am (2016). In 2016, the Writers’ Trust of Canada awarded Scofield with the Latner Writers’ Trust Poetry Prize.