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Crooked at the Far End

by Gerald Hill

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publisher: Radiant Press
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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."

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Gerald Hill

Poet Laureate of Saskatchewan, Gerald Hill has published six poetry collections -- two of which won Saskatchewan Book Awards for Poetry. His latest collection, Hillsdale Book, came out with NeWest Press in April 2015. Two sub-sets of that book were published in 2012: Hillsdale, a Map, produced with designer Jared Carlson, and Streetpieces, a chapbook produced by David Zieroth at The Alfred Gustav Press in Vancouver. Also in 2015, Hill published A Round for Fifty Years: A History of Regina's Globe Theatre with Coteau Books. He is also the author of Heartwood, The Man from Saskatchewan, Getting to Know You, My Human Comedy and 14 Tractors. Widely published in literary magazines and online journals, active as both organizer of and participant in workshops and readings, conferences and courses, and winner of Second Prize in the 2011 CBC Literary Awards, Gerald Hill is newly retired from his career teaching English and Creative Writing at Luther College at the University of Regina. In the fall of 2015 he was Doris McCarthy Artist-in-Residence at Fool's Paradise in Toronto.

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"Our man from Saskatchewan returns in these pages with a collection of poems that pass live signals across the lines. Reading Gerry Hill, we see how love sees us: as the polkadot in Marilyn's white dress, the laugh in Ella's song, the ascending staircase, the train, the ball, the empty chair. Crooked at the Far End will straighten your gaze. These poems, written with wit and intelligence, are saturated with love."
- Katherine Lawrence, author of Never Mind

"In Crooked at the Far End, Hill knocks about, with wry savvy, from the Rocky Mountains to Scarborough Bluffs to Sevilla, hosting phantom guests, fellow scribes, and his self - or persona - as observer. His grounding terrain is the field of poetics. This brisk and quirky outing, his sixth book in "The Man From Saskatchewan" serial long poem, might challenge a follower with its inventive, deft footwork. But like an excellent adventure it offers pleasurable surprise at every turn."
- Steven Ross Smith, Banff Poet Laureate

"When you're headed to the far end, where the way seems a bit crooked, you'll want a capable, trustworthy companion. And who better than Gerald Hill? The poems in Crooked at the Far End are the fabric of a journey enlivened by Hill's customary humour and deft handling of phrase. He has a knack for spinning detail that often surprises and always enlightens. And while each of the book's sections has its own particular tenor, they all work in harmony to "offer love, fear, joy, terror, the works, in many voices."
- Calvin Wharton, author of The Invention of Birds

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contributions by Ian Adam; James M. Moir; Michael Henry; ErĂ­n Moure; Sid Marty; Ruth Roach Pierson; Bruce Hunter; Cyril Dabydeen; Miriam Waddington; Robert Stamp; Tim Lilburn; Stephen Scobie; Jon Whyte; Deborah Miller; John O. Barton; Colleen Thibadeau; Joan Crate; Ken Rivard; Greg Simison; Allan Serafino; Stacie Wolfer; Leonard Cohen; Miriam Mandel; Rosalee van Stelten; Yvonne Trainer; r. rickey; Barry McKinnon; Nancy Holmes; Gail Ghai; Vivian Hansen; Gerald Hill; Richard Hornsey; Sally Ito; Fiona Lam; Alice Major; Margaret Avison; Bonnie Bishop; Alexa DeWiel; Jim Green; James M. Thurgood; Anne Swannell; Aleksei Kazuk; Jason Dewinetz; Robert Boates; Joan Shillington; Anne Campbell; Sheri-D Wilson; Jan Boydol; Tom Wayman; Tim Bowling; Richard Woollatt; Carol Ann Sokoloff; Colin Morton; Anna Mioduchowska; Peter Stevens; Stephan Stephansson; Dennis Cooley; Rita Wong; Rajinderpal Pal; P. K. Page; Roberta Rees; Michael Cullen; John O. Thompson; Doug Beardsley; Christine Wiesenthal; D.C. Reid; Joseph Pivato; Tom Howe; Kim Maltman; Wilfred Watson; Lorne Daniel; Laurence Hutchman; Monty Reid; Ivan Sundal; Charles Noble; Walter Hildebrandt; Aritha Van Herk; Erin Michie; David McFadden; Vanna Tessier; James Wreford Watson; Ryan Fitzpatrick; Phyllis Webb; Murdoch Burnett; Christopher Wiseman; Weyman Chan; Karen Solie; George Bowering; Tammy Armstrong; Robert Kroetsch; Eva Tihanyi; Gary Geddes; Leslie Greentree; Gordon Burles; E.D. Blodgett; Douglas Barbour; Cecelia Frey; William Latta; Pauline Johnson; Aislinn Hunter; Robert Hilles; Tom Henihan; Deborah Godin & Jan Zwicky
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