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Phil Hall

Phil Hall

Photo: Ann Silversides

Phil Hall was raised on farms in the Kawarthas region of Ontario. He attended the University of Windsor. He has taught writing at York University, Ryerson Polytechnical University, Sage Hill Writing Experience, The Toronto New School, and the Banff Centre for the Arts. He has been writer-in-residence at the Berton House in Dawson City, Queen's University, the University of Windsor, the University of Ottawa, and the University of New Brunswick. For Killdeer (2011) Hall won both the Governor General's Award and the Trillium Prize. He has twice been nominated for the Griffin Poetry Prize. He is married to Ann Silversides, & they live near Perth, Ontario.



Niagara & Government. Pedlar Press, 2020
Toward a Blacker Ardour. Beautiful Outlaw Press, 2020
Conjugation. BookThug, 2016
The Small Nouns Crying Faith. BookThug, 2013
Killdeer. BookThug, 2011
The Little Seamstress. Pedlar Press, 2010
White Porcupine. BookThug, 2007
An Oak Hunch. Brick Books, 2005
Trouble Sleeping. Brick Books, 2000.
Hearthedral: A Folk-Hermetic. Brick Books, 1997.
The Unsaid. Brick Books, 1992.
Amanuensis. Brick Books, 1989.
Old Enemy Juice. Quarry, 1988
Why I Haven't Written. Brick Books, 1985
A Minor Operation. blewointment, 1984
Homes. Black Moss, 1980


Governor General's Award for Poetry in English for Killdeer , 2011
Trillium Book Award for Killdeer, 2012
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