ARMAND GARNET RUFFO was born in Chapleau, northern Ontario, and currently resides in Kingston, where he teaches at Queen’s University. Strongly influenced by his Ojibway heritage, his publications include Water Lily Woman, a long poem (Textualis Press, 2017), Introduction to Indigenous Literary Criticism (Broadview, 2016), The Thunderbird Poems (Harbour, 2015) and Norval Morrisseau: Man Changing Into Thunderbird (D&M, 2014), a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award. He continues to publish in a variety of genres.