Armand Garnet Ruffo draws on his Ojibwe heritage for his writing. He was born and raised in the remote town of Chapleau in northern Ontario and currently lives in Kingston, Ontario, where he is the Queen's National Scholar in Indigenous literature at Queen's University. His publications include Grey Owl: The Mystery of Archie Belaney (1996), At Geronimo's Grave (2001), winner of the Archibald Lampman Poetry Award, Norval Morrisseau: Man Changing Into Thunderbird (2014), a finalist for a Governor General Literary Award, The Thunderbird Poems (2015) and Treaty# (2019). Other projects include A Windigo Tale, best feature film at the American Indian Film Festival and The Dreamspeaker's Film Festival, Sounding Thunder: The Song of Francis Pegahmagabow a musical drama that premiered in 2018, and, lastly, On The Day The World Begins Again a video-poem (with Clarke Mackay) that premiered at the Kingston Canadian Film Festival in 2019. His writing has appeared in such journals as Poetry Ireland Review, ARC Poetry Magazine, The Malahat Review, Prairie Fire, GRANTA: Canada issue, and EVENT, in addition to numerous anthologies. He has also read from his work throughout Canada and internationally. Ruffo is currently co-editing An Anthology of Indigenous Literature in Canada for Oxford University Press.

Previously Appeared

Saturday Mar 30 2019 • 4:30 PM Eastern

What the Poets Are Doing Launch
Knox Church

Saturday Mar 28 2015 • 2:30 PM Eastern

Factory Lecture Series
Pressed Cafe