Phil Hall was born in 1953 and raised on farms in the Kawarthas region of Ontario. His first book, Eighteen Poems, was published in Mexico City in 1973. Since then he has published 11 other books of poems, five chapbooks, and a cassette of labour songs. Among his titles are: Homes (1979), Old Enemy Juice (1988), The Unsaid (1992), Hearthedral: A Folk-Hermetic (1996), and Trouble Sleeping (2000), which was nominated for the Governor General’s Award for poetry. His latest collection, An Oak Hunch, was nominated for the Griffin Poetry Prize in 2006. Over the years, he has collected two full decks of random playing cards from the streets, as well as numerous albums of found photographs. He is learning to play clawhammer banjo.
76 pages; 9×7 inches; paperback