2014 / 2015  

Marilyn Dumont


a black and white image of a person with white hair in a tank top with flowers printed on it, two bracelets, large square-ish earrings, and a circular hat with embroidered leaves and flowers; she is sitting on an outside staircase, smiling and squinting with one hand supporting her chin.

An award-winning writer of Cree/Métis ancestry, Marilyn Dumont earned her M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. Her work has been widely published in literary journals around the world. Marilyn’s first collection, A Really Good Brown Girl, won the 1997 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award presented by the League of Canadian Poets. This collection is now in its 11th printing, and selections from it are widely anthologized in literary texts. Her second collection, Green Girl Dreams Mountains, won the 2001 Stephan G. Stephansson Award from the Writer’s Guild of Alberta. That Tongued Belonging, her third collection, was awarded the 2007 Anskohk Aboriginal Poetry Book of the Year, and the McNally Robinson Aboriginal Book of the Year. [provided for the poem "the land she came from"]

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