The Collected Poems of William Hawkins

The Collected Poems of William Hawkins has arrived!


It is a thing of beauty. The art by Chris Wells on the cover, the design and typesetting by Christine McNair, the production values from Chaudiere, the blurbs from Bruce Cockburn, Roy MacSkimming, and Nelson Ball, and of course, most importantly, Bill’s poems! It is overwhelming. Too many thank-you’s to list here (they’re in the book anyway).



Five (plus) years of work, and here it is, a 354 page book that feels great in hand. I feel very lucky and grateful. I hope that some new readers will discover Bill’s poems, and I hope that some longtime readers will re-discover them.



Reminders that you can read an interview with me about editing the book here, and you can read the introduction to the book here.


Launch details (currently in-progress)  to follow. You can buy it in person from me, or from rob and Christine at Chaudiere (, immediately. Available online for purchase here shortly.


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