Why I Haven’t Written

by Phil Hall


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Why I Haven’t Written takes Phil Hall back to Ontario roots in family immediate and extended, and on again into the larger world. In his beautifully-controlled poems, he catches much of a life in nodes of consequence – often painful for the poet, but not for the reader. The life may have seemed ill-fitting to the one who blundered or was buffeted through much of it, but in the long run it made him compassionate and observant.


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About the Author

Phil Hall's first Brick Book was Why I Haven't Written (1985). His fifth, Trouble Sleeping, was shortlisted for the Governor General's Award in 2001. With An Oak Hunch, his sixth Brick Book and ninth altogether, we proudly celebrate twenty years of association. Hall holds an M.A. in creative writing from The University of Windsor. He…

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Additional Info

  • ISBN: 0919626262
  • ISBN-13: 9780919626263
  • Pages: 68
  • Year: 1985
  • Dimensions 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.25 in
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  • Cover Art:

    Cover art from The Whispering Statue, Nancy Drew Mystery Stories, by Carolyn Keene (1937)

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