Award-winning poet taking up campus residency

A free public reading of his work will introduce writer-in-residence Phil Hall to the campus community, Thursday, March 7, at 2:30 p.m. in Ambassador Auditorium’s Salon A.

Hall, a UWindsor alumnus (BA 1976, MA creative writing 1978), has begun a one-month appointment in the English department. Killdeer, a book of poems and essays, won the 2011 Governor General’s Literary Award for poetry, the 2012 Trillium Book Award, an Alcuin Design Award, and was nominated for the Griffin Poetry Prize.

His 2001 book Trouble Sleeping earned a nomination for the Governor General’s Award and An Oak Hunch (2005) was nominated for the Griffin Poetry Prize. Hall’s other titles include Old Enemy Juice (1988), Hearthedral—A Folk-Hermetic (1996), White Porcupine (2007), and The Little Seamstress (2010).

In the early 1990s, Hall served as literary editor at This Magazine. He has taught writing and literature at York University, Ryerson University, Seneca College, George Brown College, and elsewhere; currently, he offers a manuscript mentoring service for the Toronto New School of Writing.

Artspeak Gallery, 1942 Wyandotte Street East, will host Hall for another public reading on Thursday, March 14, at 7 p.m.

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