Armand Garnet Ruffo

Armand Garnet Ruffo is an Ojibway filmmaker, writer and poet.
Armand Garnet Ruffo is a Canadian scholar, filmmaker, writer and poet with Ojibway ancestry. (Wolsak & Wynn)

Armand Garnet Ruffo is an Ojibway filmmaker, writer and poet. His most recent poetry collection Treaty #, published in 2019was a finalist for the 2019 Governor General's Literary Award for poetry.

His other books include Grey OwlNorval Morrisseau and The Thunderbird Poems. In 2016, he received a lifetime achievement award from the League of Canadian Poets. Ruffo lives in Kingston, Ont. and is a professor of creative writing at Queens University.

Ruffo, along with Canadian poets Megan Gail Coles and Hoa Nguyenis on the jury for the 2022 CBC Poetry Prize. 

    Interviews with Armand Garnet Ruffo

    Armand Garnet Ruffo tells Shelagh how the renowned Anishinaabe painter Norval Morrisseau got his spirit name, Copper Thunderbird.
    In honour of his Latner Prize win, The Next Chapter revisits his 2015 conversation with Shelagh Rogers on writing the biography of artist Norval Morrisseau.

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