Douglas Walbourne-Gough is a poet and member of the Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation from Corner Brook, Newfoundland. His first collection, Crow Gulch, was published with Goose Lane Editions in 2019, has been nominated for several awards, and won the 2021 EJ Pratt Poetry Award. He is currently working on his second collection, tentatively titled Island. Douglas’ current research interests centre around the Newfoundland Mi’kmaq experience in the wake of the Qalipu enrolment process. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing (UBC Okanagan) and is a PhD candidate in English/Creative Writing (UNB Fredericton).