David Groulx was raised in the Northern Ontario mining community of Elliot Lake. He is proud of his Native roots – his mother is Ojibwe Indian and his father French Canadian. David received his BA from Lakehead University where he won the Munro Poetry Prize. He also studied creative writing at the En’owkin Centre in Penticton, B.C. where he won the Simon J. Lucas Jr. Memorial Award for poetry. David has written four previous poetry books: Night in the Exude (Tyro Publications, 1997), The Long Dance (Kegedonce Press, 2000), Under God’s Pale Bones (Kegedonce Press, 2010), and A Difficult Beauty (Wolsak & Wynn, 2011). His fifth book of poetry, Rising With A Distant Dawn, was published by BookLand Press in 2012.
Books by David Groulx
"The poetry in Rising With A Distant Dawn gives an Aboriginal perspective on a state of Canada, modern society, and the injustice to Aboriginal peoples."
~ ABORIGINAL PEOPLES TELEVISION NETWORK
"Groulx hits as hard as the concrete of his sidewalks with words wise and heart-breaking, loving and hopeful, moving from the cities to the bush, from the Prairies to the mountains."
~ PRAIRIE BOOKS NOW
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