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D.G. (Douglas Gordon) Jones

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Born in 1929 in Bancroft, Ontario D(ouglas) G(ordon) Jones is a Canadian teacher, translator, and poet. From 1964 to his retirement in 1994, he helped develop the Comparative Canadian/Quebec Literature Program at the Université de Sherbrooke, and was a founding editor of ellipse, the review for the translation of Canadian and Quebec poetry. In 1977, he won the Governor General’s Award for Poetry for Under the Thunder the Flowers Light Up the Earth. In 1992, he won the Governor General’s Award again, this time for his translation of Normand de Bellefeuille’s Categorics, One, Two, and Three. And he won the QSPELL prize for Poetry in ’89, ’93, and ’95. He lives with his wife, Monique Grandmangin, in North Hatley,
Quebec.

Books by D.G. (Douglas Gordon) Jones

Homegrounding Grounding Sight

Asterisks Wild Asterisks in Cloud

Balthazar and Other Poems

Floating Garden, The

English

Canadian

1929

Bancroft, ON