From the Library to the Cemetery: A Talk and a Walk

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Poet Phil Hall will talk about his work, including his new book, Vallejo's Marrow, and will read especially from his long poem about Al Purdy called "An Oak Hunch." This will be followed by a group walk to Al Purdy's grave in the Ameliasburgh Cemetery, and back to the Library, weather and mobility factors permitting. 

Phil Hall has published widely in Canada for more than 50 years. Some recent titles are: Niagara & Government (2020); Toward a Blacker Ardour (2021); The Ash Bell (2022); and his new book Vallejo's Marrow (2024). He has won the Governor General’s Award for Poetry in English, and Ontario’s Trillium Book Award. He is the founder of Flat Singes Press, and of the Page Lecture Series at Queen’s University. He has been writer-in-residence at the Pierre Berton House in the Yukon, the Banff Centre for the Arts, Sage Hill Writing Experience in Saskatchewan, the University of New Brunswick, and elsewhere. He is a valued editor and reader of his own poetry. He lives near Perth, Ontario.