Dark Sublime


  • Robert Hilles Poet and Novelist


Read the full poem on Canadian Literature’s website at https://canlit.ca/article/dark-sublime/.

Author Biography

Robert Hilles, Poet and Novelist

Robert Hilles lives on Salt Spring Island and has won the Governor General’s Award for Poetry for Cantos From A Small Room and his novel, Raising of Voices, won George Bugnet Award. His second novel, A Gradual Ruin, was published by Doubleday Canada and now is in paperback. 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 fifteen books of poetry, three works of nonfiction and two nonfiction books (Kissing the Smoke and Calling the Wild). His latest poetry books are Partake (2010) and Time Lapse (2012). He recently completed a short story collection called, A Hint of Salt. His next poetry collection, Woven, will appear in 2017. He is currently working on a novel tentative called, Our Silken Finery.