a literary journal published by the Black Earth Institute dedicated to re-forging the links between art and spirit, earth and society
Blind mind’s eye
God has blessed us to make
life into a commodity
to make earth into
We’ve come to believe the collection
of material things
We have perverted life
and now live in our repulsive
David Groulx, a Pushcart nominee, was raised in Northern Ontario. He is proud of his Aboriginal roots – his mother is Ojibwe Indian and father French Canadian.
Receiving his BA from Lakehead University, he won the Munro Poetry Prize and then studied creative writing at the En’owkin Centre in Penticton, B.C. winning the Simon J Lucas Jr. Memorial Award for poetry.
His poetry books include: Night in the Exude (Tyro Publications: Sault Ste Marie, 1997); and The Long Dance (Kegedonce Press:Wiarton: ON 2000). Under God’s Pale Bones (Kegedonce Press: Wiarton, ON 2010), A Difficult Beauty (Wolsak & Wynn: Hamilton, ON 2011), Rising With A Distant Dawn (BookLand Press:Toronto, ON 2011) and Imagine Mercy (BookLand Press:Toronto, ON 2013).
He won the PoetryNOW Battle of the Bards in 2011 and was Writer-in-Residence for Openbook, Toronto, 2012 and read at the IOFO (2011) and the Ottowa Writer’s Festival (2012) and appeared on the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network.
David’s poetry has appeared in over a 150 publications in 14 countries. He lives in Ottawa, Canada.