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Debbie Okun Hill

Photo: Melissa Upfold of Calculated Colour Co. 2014

Debbie Okun Hill has been writing for over 30 years. She started as a journalist at a community newspaper in Manitoba then moved towards a career in public relations at The Winnipeg Art Gallery, Lakehead University in Thunder Bay and Fanshawe College in London, Ontario before becoming a freelance writer in the early 1990s. Today, she is a professional poet: a member of the League of Canadian Poets, past president of The Ontario Poetry Society and the recipient of two Ontario Arts Council Writers Reserve grants. Since 2003, over 285 of her poems have been published in over 105 different publications/websites including Descant, Existere, Vallum, The Windsor Review, and Other Voices in Canada plus Mobius, Still Points Arts Quarterly, and The Binnacle in the US. She has read her work throughout Ontario including the Fringe Stage of the 2011 Eden Mills Writers’ Festival and the 2012 PoeTrain Express/Spring Pulse Poetry Festival in Cobalt. She is one of five Canadian poets featured in the anthology EnCompass I (Beret Days Press, 2013). Tarnished Trophies (Black Moss Press, 2014) is her first book. Check out her new website/blog:

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Tarnished Trophies. Black Moss Press, 2014
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