Josephine Hall
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Nearly three decades ago, Albert Dumont marked five years of sobriety by penning his first poem, The Path My Children Would Travelfor his daughters.

Now, with many more celebrated poems to his name, the Algonquin poet, storyteller and artist has been named the City of Ottawa's next English-language poet laureate, joining French-language laureate Gilles Latour.

"[It's great] just to be acknowledged for the poetry that I have written because I love poetry," Dumont told CBC Radio's All In A Day earlier this week. "To me, poetry is healing."

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