Douglas Walbourne-Gough is a mixed/adopted member of the Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation from Corner Brook, NL. He graduated from MUN’s Grenfell campus in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in English and holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from UBC’s Okanagan campus. Currently, he is pursuing a Ph.D. in Creative Writing at UNB’s Fredericton campus. Walbourne-Gough’s debut collection of poetry, Crow Gulch, was published by Goose Lane Editions’ icehouse poetry imprint in 2019. The collection has been longlisted for the 2020/21 First Nation Communities READ Award as well as short-listed for the 2019 Derek Walcott Prize for Poetry, the 2020 Raymond Souster Award, and 2021 NL Reads.



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