"Poetry was the one thing that I held on to."

APTN National News
David Groulx works as a roofer in Ottawa,  but that’s not what he’s famous for.

The Ojibway man is an internationally-recognized poet, with five books under his belt and appearances in over a hundred international publications. He credits poetry with rescuing him from a life of addictions and struggle.

APTN National News reporter Trish Allison sat down with Groulx to talk about his work, and how poetry helps him heal.

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Before moving to become the APTN News social media producer, Mark was the executive producer for the news in eastern Canada. Before starting with APTN in 2009, Mark worked at CBC Radio and Television in Newfoundland and Labrador and Ottawa.