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“O for a Muse of fire,
that would ascend
The brightest heaven
of invention,
A kingdom for a
stage, princes to act
And monarchs to
behold the swelling
-Willam Shakespeare
King Henry V

Jill Hartman

Jill Hartman

Calgary-born-and-based Jill Hartman works as a poet, editor, and small press publisher. Her poetry can be found in filling Station, Queen Street Quarterly, and DIAGRAM, in chapbooks from MOD1 and housepress, and forthcoming in two anthologies. She has performed across Canada from her first book of poetry, A Painted Elephant (which was shortlisted for both the Stephansson Award for poetry and the Lampert Award for best first book in 2004) and has traveled as far as Scotland to perform her collaborative project The Booty/Pirate Love. Her current projects include JA = NINE: Scrabbalah, narrative poetry that re-codes Scrabble and Ouija as mind-expanding/trash compacting poetry, and the revival of semiprecious press, which she’s reincarnated as a letterpress chapbook series using real lead type, really old printing presses, and real printer’s ink (getting her real dirty).


Check out some of: JA = NINE: Scrabbalah

2006 Calgary International Spoken Word Society