Albert Dumont

English Poet Laureate 2021/2022

Albert Dumont is a poet, storyteller, and an Algonquin Traditional Teacher. He has published five books of poetry and short stories and two children’s books, written in three languages. His most recent book, Sitting by the Rapids (2018), is a calm and graceful meditation on the extraordinary healing power of poetry. He has worked with the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health and the Native Veterans Association, and has served as an Elder with the Parole Board of Canada. He was awarded the Public Service Alliance of Canada – National Capital Region (PSAC NCR) 2010 Human Rights Recognition Award.

Poetry and Publications

Prizes and Other Distinctions