Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Verulam: Phil Hall wins the GG for Killdeer (BookThug)

It was announced today that Perth, Ontario poet Phil Hall has won this year's Governor General's Award for Poetry for the collection Killdeer (Toronto ON: BoookThug, 2011). Congrats to Phil Hall and everyone (Jay, Hazel, Jenny) at BookThug! It couldn't have happened to a nicer guy, a more deserving poet, or a more deserving book. For further information on Hall's work, check out the lengthy essay I wrote, up at Poetics.ca.

One of the sections of Killdeer was originally published as a chapbook through above/ground press. Produced in 2009 in a run of two hundred copies (hand-stamped by Hall), there are still a few copies left, if anyone is interested.

by Phil Hall
August 2009

To order, send cheques (add $1 for postage; outside Canada, add $2) to: rob mclennan, 402 McLeod St #3, Ottawa ON K2P 1A6 or paypal at www.robmclennan.blogspot.com

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