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Crooked at the Far End

  • Author Name: Gerald Hill
  • Award Year: 2021
  • Publisher: Radiant Press
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • ISBN: 9781989274415

About the Book

Crooked at the Far End, the latest book of poems in a series called The Man From Saskatchewan, travels, plays, and has a look around. Voices emanate from celebrities who inhabit cabins at Emma Lake, an old man sitting on a bench in Portugal, and the patrons of a fictional pub, among others, all taking stock of the world we inhabit. A poet laureate details the incredible events that occurred during his tenure, “we saw industries of hope and growth/ and visitors from other lands sing/ in their own voices who they are/ We saw ourselves in a land alive.” This collection is an homage to the natural and physical world and how “We still and always love the tender fits/ our language endures, lost souls asleep before the gate.”

About the Author

Gerald Hill lives amid the leafy confines of downtown Regina. His forty-year teaching career took him across western Canada and to Papua New Guinea as a CUSO volunteer, finally to Luther College at the University of Regina, where Hill taught English and Creative Writing until 2018. Meanwhile, he maintained an active literary life as writer published in over 35 journals, literary festival presenter, event organizer, editor, leader, conference speaker, grant recipient, and mentor. Among the highlights: Instructor, Writing With Style, The Banff Centre, 2011; Writer-in-Residence, Convento São Francisco de Mértola, Portugal, February, 2010; Fellow, Hawthornden Retreat for Writers, Lasswade, Scotland, April, 2010; Resident, Leighton Studios, The Banff Centre, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2013; Resident, Wallace Stegner House, Eastend, Sask., 2007, 2009; Poetry Editor, Grain, 2003-2008. A two-time winner of the Saskatchewan Book Award for Poetry, Hill was Poet Laureate of Saskatchewan in 2016. Crooked at the Far End is his 7th poetry collection. Gerald Hill lives in Regina, Saskatchewan.

2021 Book Awards