“Written by award-winning writer David Groulx, this is a ferocious, erudite collection centred around an epic poem “”Wabigoon River Poem(s)”” which is breathtaking in its unflinching and wide-ranging look at oppression, genocide, revolution, and survival.

Wabigoon River Poems draws upon Indigenous knowledge and traditions while pushing at the boundaries of what readers might expect Indigenous poetry to be. It is masterful, engaging, bold, brilliant, fearless and daring.

Wabigoon River Poems‘ cover was chosen as one of All Lit Up’s favourite covers of 2015! “

About the Author

David Groulx

David Groulx was raised in Northern Ontario. He is proud of his Indigenous roots – Ojibwe Indian and French Canadian. After receiving his BA from Lakehead University, where he won the Munro Poetry Prize, David studied creative writing at the En’owkin Centre in Penticton, B.C., where he won the Simon J Lucas Jr. Memorial Award for poetry. He has also studied at The University of Victoria Creative Writing Program.

David won the 3rd annual Poetry NOW Battle of the Bards in 2011, and was a featured reader at the IFOA in Toronto & Barrie (2011), as well as Ottawa Writer’s Festival (2012). He was the Writer-In-Residence for Open Book Toronto for November 2012. His poetry has been translated into French, Spanish and German and has appeared in over a 160 publications in 16 countries. He lives in Ottawa, Canada.

Wabigoon River Poems


Indigenous poems in a global context

Weight 125 g
Dimensions 23 × 15 × 0.5 cm


ISBN-13 9781928120018

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