Marilyn Dumont

Marilyn Dumont (photo: Tara Nicholson)

Marilyn Dumont (Edmonton, AB) Her first collection, A Really Good Brown Girl, won the 1997 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award presented by the League of Canadian Poets.  This collection is now in its eleventh printing, and selections from it are widely anthologized in secondary and post-secondary literary texts.  Her second collection, green girl dreams Mountains, won the 2001 Stephan G. Stephansson Award from the Writer’s Guild of Alberta and her third collection, that tongued belonging, was awarded the 2007 Anskohk Aboriginal Poetry Book of the Year and the McNally Robinson Aboriginal Book of the Year.  Marilyn has been the Writer-in-Residence at the universities of Alberta and Windsor, and at Grant MacEwan Community College in Edmonton and Massey College, University of Toronto.  She was a mentor for the 2006 Wired Writing Program – Banff Centre for the Arts and is presently on- leave from her Creative Writing teaching position at Athabasca University while she is the 2008 Edmonton Public Library – Writer in Residence.  Marilyn continues to work on a fourth manuscript in which she explores Métis history, politics and identity through her ancestral figure, Gabriel Dumont. 

Marilyn Dumont is a writer member appointed by the PLR Commission.