Phil Hall’s first small book, Eighteen Poems, was published in Mexico City, in 1973.
Among his many titles are: Old Enemy Juice (1988), The Unsaid (1992), & Hearthedral—A Folk-Hermetic (1996).
In the early 80s, Phil was a member of the Vancouver Industrial Writers’ Union, & also a member of the Vancouver Men Against Rape Collective.
Phil has taught writing & literature at York University, Ryerson Polytechnical University, Seneca College, George Brown College, & elsewhere.
Trouble Sleeping (2001) was nominated for the Governor General’s Award. An Oak Hunch (2005) was nominated for the Griffin Poetry Prize.
He has been poet-in-residence at Sage Hill Writing Experience (Sask.), The Pierre Berton House (Dawson City, Yukon), & elsewhere.
In 2007, BookThug published Phil’s long poem, White Porcupine.
Also in 2007, Phil and his wife, Ann, walked the Camino de Santiago de Compostela.
Following The Little Seamstress (Pedlar Press, 2010), Phil’s Killdeer (Book Thug, 2011) won the 75th Governor General’s Award for Poetry.
He is a member of the Writers’ Union of Canada, & lives near Perth, Ontario.