In his twenty—first book and sixteenth book of poetry, Governor General Award winning poet Robert Hilles honours his dead mother and celebrates the love she instilled in him. These gripping, urg
In his twenty—first book and sixteenth book of poetry, Governor General Award winning poet Robert Hilles honours his dead mother and celebrates the love she instilled in him. These gripping, urgent poems may challenge readers but remain assessable as they resonate deeper meanings. They are above all poems of love that convey it with a startling, lasting clarity and powerfully link emotions with ideas.
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Robert Hilles won the Governor General's Award for Poetry for Cantos From A Small Room. His first novel, also published by Black Moss Press, won the George Bugnet Award for best novel. His new and selected poems published by Black Moss Press, Wrapped Within Again, won the Stephan Stephansson Award. His second novel, A Gradual Ruin, was published by Doubleday Canada. His books have also been shortlisted for The Milton Acorn People's Poetry Prize, The W.O. Mitchell/City of Calgary Prize, The Stephan Stephansson Award, and The Howard O'Hagan Award. He has published sixteen books of poetry, three works of fiction, and two nonfiction books. He is working on a short story collection called, Little Pink Houses. He recently completed a novel set in Thailand tentative called, Don't Hang Your Soul on That, and is working on a new poetry book called, One of Not Many. In the past year his poetry and fiction have been published in various print and online journals throughout North America and abroad.