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D.G. (Douglas Gordon) Jones

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Douglas Gordon Jones, OC, poet, literary critic, editor, translator was born in Bancroft, Ontario, and died in North Hatley, QC). After earning a BA at McGill and an MA at Queen’s, D.G. Jones taught English for more than 3 decades at L’Université de Sherbrooke. Jones ranks among the major lyric poets in English in Canada. Furthermore, his work as a translator and as the co-founder and editor of the literary magazine ellipse: Writers in Translation has been vital in making poets of English and French Canada mutually intelligible.

Books by D.G. (Douglas Gordon) Jones

Homegrounding Grounding Sight

Asterisks Wild Asterisks in Cloud

Floating Garden, The

Balthazar and Other Poems




Bancroft, Ontario

March 06, 2016