Friday, September 2, 2011

Writing of Norval Morrisseau's Biography by Armand Garnet Ruffo completed...

... & awaiting to go to the publisher


“I like to read because I’m curious about people and about the world.”
Armand Garnet Ruffo

Armand Garnet Ruffo, Ojibwe poet, was born in the small northern town of Chapleau, Ontario and currently resides in Ottawa, where he teaches Native literature and creative writing at Carleton University. He has previously taught creative writing at both the Banff Centre for the Arts and the En'owkin International School of Writing in Penticton, British Columbia.

A former director of the Centre for Aboriginal Education, Research and Culture, his work is strongly influenced by his Ojibwe heritage. His first collection of poetry, Opening in the Sky (Theytus Books, 1994; ISBN: 0-919441-55-6), reveals an abiding interest in the complexities of Aboriginal identity in a multicultural society. His second book, Grey Owl: The Mystery of Archie Belaney (Coteau Books, 1996; ISBN: 1-55050-109-7), further "raises difficult questions about voice and identity, aboriginal culture, human rights and the environment." His third collection of poetry, At Geronimo's Grave (Coteau Books, 2001; ISBN: 1-55050-176-3), employs "Geronimo's life as a metaphor for the many abandoned native people on this continent, trapped in the slow-moving vehicle of another culture which is taking them nowhere." His latest book, Norval Morrisseau: Man Changing Into Thunderbird, is a creative biography of the renowned Ojibway painter and founder of the Woodland School, Norval Morrisseau - Copper Thunderbird.

In 2010 Mr. Armand Garnet Ruffo's A Widigo Tale has won an award as the best film at 35th annual American Indian Film Festival in San Francisco, California. In addition, he has written plays, stories and essays, which continue to appear in literary periodicals, including Red Ink, Rampike, CVII, and absinthe, and anthologies in both Canada and the United States.

NOTE: For more information on Armand Garnet Ruffo follow the links below and for video excerpts from the Norval Morrisseau: Man Changing Into Thunderbird, read by by the author, click HEREHERE & HERE.

"Native Wiki" (Native Wikipedia);
"Armand Garnet Ruffo" (Canadian Poetry Online);
"An Interview with Armand Garnet Ruffo" (Sentinel Poetry Online). 

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