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Poetry Anthologies (multiple Authors)

Evenings on Paisley Avenue

Seven Hamilton Poets

edited by Marilyn Gear Pilling

Publisher
Hidden Brook Press
Initial publish date
Jun 2013
Category
Anthologies (multiple authors)
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781927725092
    Publish Date
    Jun 2013
    List Price
    $19.95

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  • Reading age: 15 to 18

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Poetry by 7 Hamilton, Ontario, Canada authors

P class=MsoNoSpacing style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">SPAN lang=EN-US style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt">FONT face=Calibri>– Pauline Hewak?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /> P class=MsoNoSpacing style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">SPAN lang=EN-US style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt">FONT face=Calibri>– Paddy Chitty P class=MsoNoSpacing style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">SPAN lang=EN-US style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt">FONT face=Calibri>– Kimberley Dawn P class=MsoNoSpacing style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">SPAN lang=EN-US style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt">FONT face=Calibri>– Birgit Elston P class=MsoNoSpacing style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">SPAN lang=EN-US style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt">FONT face=Calibri>– Laura Gillis P class=MsoNoSpacing style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">SPAN lang=EN-US style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt">FONT face=Calibri>– Sandra LloydSPAN lang=EN-US style='FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Calibri","sans-serif"; LINE-HEIGHT: 115%; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-bidi-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA'>– Elizabeth Tessier

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About the author

Marilyn Gear Pilling lives in Hamilton, Ontario, although her roots are in the East Wawanosh area of Huron County, which has been a powerful presence in her life and work. She is the author of three collections of short fiction (most recently On Huron’s Shore, 2014), five collections of poetry, and one chapbook, Estrangement (2017). Pilling has won and/or placed in forty-five national contests for poetry, literary nonfiction and fiction, including the CBC literary awards, the Western Magazine Awards and Descant’s award for Best Canadian Poem. Her work has been broadcast on the CBC.

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Excerpt: Evenings on Paisley Avenue: Seven Hamilton Poets (edited by Marilyn Gear Pilling)

P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 10pt">SPAN lang=EN-US style='FONT-FAMILY: "Garamond","serif"'>SPAN lang=EN-US style='FONT-FAMILY: "Garamond","serif"; COLOR: #0080ff'>SPAN lang=EN-US style='FONT-SIZE: 17px; FONT-FAMILY: "Garamond","serif"; COLOR: #0080ff'>SPAN lang=EN-US style='FONT-SIZE: 18px; FONT-FAMILY: "Garamond","serif"; COLOR: #0080ff'>SPAN lang=EN-US style='FONT-FAMILY: "Garamond","serif"; COLOR: #0080ff'>SPAN lang=EN-US style='FONT-SIZE: 17px; FONT-FAMILY: "Garamond","serif"; COLOR: #0080ff'>SPAN lang=EN-US style='FONT-FAMILY: "Garamond","serif"; COLOR: #0080ff'>SPAN lang=EN-US style='FONT-SIZE: 18px; FONT-FAMILY: "Garamond","serif"; COLOR: #0080ff'>SPAN lang=EN-US style='FONT-FAMILY: "Garamond","serif"; COLOR: #0080ff'>SPAN lang=EN-US style='FONT-FAMILY: "Garamond","serif"; COLOR: #0080ff'>SPAN lang=EN-US style='FONT-FAMILY: "Garamond","serif"; COLOR: #0080ff'>Introduction by Marilyn Gear Pilling ?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /> P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 10pt">SPAN lang=EN-US style='FONT-FAMILY: "Garamond","serif"'>I met the seven poets featured in this book when they were my students in McMaster University’s Creative Writing Certificate Program. A couple of years after McMaster discontinued this program, the group approached me to continue to teach them privately from home. So began our Evenings on Paisley Avenue. P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 10pt">SPAN lang=EN-US style='FONT-FAMILY: "Garamond","serif"'>We have worked together for years now, and in the winter of 2013, a publisher happened to be in the audience when Pauline Hewak read her poetry aloud as an opening reader for the Hamilton Poetry Centre. While the audience mingled after the reading, the publisher approached Pauline and me, and said that he would like to publish Pauline’s work as a book, if I would edit it. Pauline had not written enough poems for a book. A couple of weeks later, I let the publisher know that we had a group of seven equally-talented poets, and proposed that he publish a selection of work by all seven. He agreed. P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 10pt">SPAN lang=EN-US style='FONT-FAMILY: "Garamond","serif"'>To have a book fall into one’s lap like this, in these days, is as rare as sighting a three- toed sloth having coffee in Westdale Village. I am delighted to introduce readers to each of these seven talented Hamilton and area writers, all of whom are now being published, poem by poem, in a wide variety of journals.    

Editorial Reviews

SPAN lang=EN-US style='FONT-SIZE: 11pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Calibri","sans-serif"; LINE-HEIGHT: 115%; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-bidi-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA'>This book is the debut of seven talented writers who are just beginning to be widely published. Anyone who grew up in Hamilton or lives here now will recognize many of the locales of the poems, but there is also universal appeal and a wide range here: work that is by turns lyrical, humourous, quirky, soulful. The local and the personal are interwoven with mythology and history. In the families, the dilemmas and the individual people depicted here, you will recognize your own.

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