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Phil Hall

Phil Hall

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Phil Hall was raised in the Kawartha Lakes 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 Literary Award for Poetry in English and Ontario's Trillium Prize. He has twice been nominated for the Griffin Poetry Prize. 

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I write professionally in the following language(s):


Eighteen Poems . (1973), Cyanamid
Homes. (1979), Black Moss
A Minor Operation. (1983), blewointment
Why I Haven't Written. (1983), Brick Books
Old Enemy Juice. (1988), Quarry Press
Amanuensis. (1989), Brick Books
The Unsaid. (1992), Brick Books
Hearthedral: A Folk-Hermetic. (1996), Brick Books
Trouble Sleeping. (2000), Brick Books
An Oak Hunch. (2005), Brick Books
White Porcupine. (2007), Book Thug
The Little Seamstress. (2010), Pedlar Press
Killdeer. (2011), Book Thug
The Small Nouns Crying Faith. (2013), Book Thug
Notes from Gethsemani. (2014), Nomados Press
Guthrie Clothing: The Poetry of Phil Hall. (2015), Wilfrid Laurier University Press
My Banjo & Tiny Drawings. (2015), Flat Singles Press
Conjugation. (2016), Book Thug
Niagara & Government. (2020), Pedlar Press
Toward a Blacker Ardour. (2021), Beautiful Outlaw
The Ash Bell. (2022), Beautiful Outlaw
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