My name is Denis Robillard. I am a 50 year old high school teacher living in Windsor, Ontario. I am also a published poet and historical researcher. I also love to travel in Canada and the United States. Now happily married and with 4 children I still find the occasional time to write poetry, do readings and get published. To date I have over 180 publications in magazines and on line publications around Canada, The USA and Europe. These include: Ditch, Encore Magazine (Montreal) Orange Room Review, Rampike, Kaleidoscope Magazine, Algoma Ink, Rattle, The Windsor Review, The Saving Bannister (Niagara Falls) Bolts of Silk (Scotland) Black Moss press and a host of others too numerous to mention. I have also published 4 chapbooks with various publishers between 1998 and 2014. I have entered countless contests and done countless readings mostly in Ontario the last 5 years. I am a dogged supporter of poetry! I have worked as a probation officer and journalist too. For the past 14 years I have lived in the deep south, ( Windsor ) working as a high school English teacher. My heart still lies in the north, in the deep dark places by the Cambrian shield. My heart smells the pine sap and jumps like a pike in the bottomless green lakes. I still have dirt under my finger nails too. In 2011 I was published in Windsor Review and Bolts of Silk. My poems were also featured in a Black Moss press War of 1812 Anthology called An Unfinished War. You may also see my article work on occasion in the pages of Hey Philippines Magazine in Windsor.
published in Bywords.ca April 2016