“Dumont’s poems are raw, direct reflections on painful experience and the strength and hope that arises from facing and overcoming them. They offer insight into the mind of an Indigenous man who lives with severe chronic pain and who found the strength through spirituality and poetry to put a life of alcohol abuse behind him forever. This poetry is powerful and emotional; it exposes the heart of a strong, heroic man who has faced tremendous difficulties and prevailed.
Dumont writes, “I take seriously my belief that medicine of extraordinary healing power is found in the verses of a poet who puts words together for the purpose of bringing peace and serenity to people in want of it. The counsels and poetry of a person living with pain are special and more meaningful to an individual in the throes of heartache.””