Marilyn Dumont


Award-winning poet Marilyn Dumont grew up in logging camps in the foothills of Alberta. She is the youngest of nine children to Cree-speaking Métis from Onion Lake Saskatchewan and Kikino Metis Settlement, Alberta. She is an Indigenous feminist who believes in Indigenous Sovereignty and the need for Indigenous Peoples to gather and support one another in the relearning of their languages. Dumont has published four collections of poetry; all have won provincial and national awards. She has been writer-in-residence at five universities and at the Edmonton Public Library. Dumont has a MFA in Creative Writing from UBC and she is presently Associate Professor in English/Film Studies & Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta. Her book A Really Good Brown Girl is in its fifteenth printing with Brick Books.