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Guthrie Clothing: The Poetry of Phil Hall, a Selected Collage Phil Hall

Guthrie Clothing: The Poetry of Phil Hall, a Selected Collage

Phil Hall

Published July 23rd 2015
ISBN : 9781771121910
Paperback
86 pages
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Increasingly known as the poet s poet, Governor General s Award winner Phil Hall has long been a constructor of intricate sequences, collecting and arranging lines and phrases, artifacts, and small revelations. He writes on influences, literary andMoreIncreasingly known as the poet s poet, Governor General s Award winner Phil Hall has long been a constructor of intricate sequences, collecting and arranging lines and phrases, artifacts, and small revelations. He writes on influences, literary and local- he writes of rural Ontario, attempting to comprehend a deeply personal family violence- he stitches together lines and tall tales and fables from his life and the stories that float around the ethos of his variety of Ontario wilds. Hall s isn t a poetry carved into perfect diamond form but a poetry whittled from scores of found materials pulled apart and rearranged. This volume is not so much a selected poems as it is a reshuffle, a sampler from the span of Hall s published work. Guthrie Clothing is a collage-selection by Hall. Lines, stanzas, and poem-fragments are reworked and patterned into a new sequence, a fresh structure.The afterword consists of an important new essay-poem by Hall as well. It argues against irony from a rural perspective and amounts to Hall s ars poetica. In an encompassing introduction, rob mclennan explores Hall s four-plus decades of bricolage.