David Groulx was raised in the Northern Ontario mining community of Elliot Lake. He is proud of his Native roots?his mother is Ojibwe Indian and his father French Canadian. David studied creative writing at the En'owkin Centre in Penticton, BC, in 1998-1999, where he won the Simon J. Lucas Jr. Memorial Award for poetry. He is the author of multiple poetry collections, including Night in the Exude, The Long Dance and Under god's pale bones. David's poetry has appeared in over one hundred periodicals in England, Australia, Germany, Austria and the US. He lives in a log home near Ottawa.
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