error is charactera cento: error is character: https://www.cbc.ca/books/phil-hall-on-literary-house-parties-and-his-fantasy-job-1.4050195, sample poems at http://www.treereadingseries.ca/readers/phil-hall , The Unsaid (Brick Books, 1992), https://bookhugpress.ca/in-conversation-phil-hall-chats-with-wanda-praamsma-about-his-latest-collection-conjugation/, White Porcupine (Book*hug, 2007), The Small Nouns Crying Faith (BookThug, 2013),
to try to widen down into
joy’s great escape
doubt is bad if it forces upon us the silence of closure.
fold within green fold my doubt
I am lost my only anchor / dither dither as dubious power
nope — malarkey — enoughhere goes
to have had to be 60 to say in a poem the abuser’s name
let us proceed Friend with a reckless invite
& making fun of both of us
I am overcome & rejuvenated by imbalance – complexity
it blocks out the constant nitter-natter, and is oddly calming
or watch a chipmunk pack its cheeks
http://jacketmagazine.com/37/hall-phil.shtml, 2009, X (Thee Hellbox Press of Kingston, 2013), Alternative Girders (a/g 2018), An Egregore (Apt. 9 Press, 2017), Poetry in Voice anthology https://poetryinvoice.ca/read/poems/thin-plea, http://numerocinqmagazine.com/2014/01/08/tearing-the-sacred-book-apart-poems-interview-phil-hall-ann-ireland/, and File Cards, 2021.
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