Ottawa’s new Anglophone Poet Laureate, Albert Dumont or “South Wind,” is a poet, storyteller, speaker, and an Algonquin traditional teacher. He was born in traditional Algonquin Territory (Kitigan Zibi), and has been walking the Red Road since commencing his sobriety in 1988. He has published five books of poetry and short stories and two children’s books, written in three languages.
Brandon Wint, Conyer Clayton, Kamal Hakim, Pearl Pirie and more great poets feature in VERSeFEST’s virtual lineup—11.06.20 to 11.20.20
VERSeFEST, Ottawa’s international poetry festival, returns in November with an all-virtual program!
Convening in virtual space from June 25 to 27, “a graph, a lovely tree” will engage with some ways in which artists continue to work within the digital medium, its problematic challenges and its potential for building communities.