ENG 356: Contemporary Canadian Poetry

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Jill Hartman

Calgary born-and-bred poet Jill Hartman writes disjunctive narrative poetry about pachyderms, pirates, belly dancing, Ouija, Scrabble, and The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth. Her writing’s appeared in Queen Street Quarterly, filling Station, endnote, and DIAGRAM, in the anthologies Post-Prairie (Talonbooks) and Shift & Switch (Mercury), and in chapbooks from MODL Press, housepress, Olive Press, and her own chapbook series semi-precious press. She’s presented and performed her poetry across Canada and as far afield as Scotland. Her first book of poetry, A Painted Elephant, (Coach House 2003) was shortlisted for both the Stephansson and Lampert Awards, and along with her TWAT Team material, was featured on the program “Heart of a Poet,” BOOK TV, in the fall of 2005.  She’s also a past editor of dANDelion magazine and a Mistress of the Arts with a Creative Thesis (2005).


1.    POET: A Painted Elephant (Coach House 2003)

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