TO BE RELEASED JULY 2017:
Drawing From Experience, shortlisted for the Big Pond Rumours 1st Chapbook Contest. A chapbook of art-themed poems to be published by Big Pond Rumours.
First draft of a new collection of poems focusing on pioneer and rural crafts has been completed and is percolating/waiting for revisions. Several poems have already received minor awards. Research and writing made possible thanks to the support of The Ontario Arts Council Writers’ Reserve 2013-2014 program.
Beneath Ash Canopy, a collection of tribute poems focusing on the ash tree and how the invasion of Emerald Ash Borers is changing the Canadian landscape. Several polished poems circulating and submitted to literary magazines. Final manuscript sitting on publisher’s desk. Special thanks to the support of the Ontario Arts Council Writers’ Reserve 2012-2013 program.
AUGUST 2015 RELEASE:
MINDSHADOWS: A Canadian Poetry Anthology featuring poetry by 81 members of The Ontario Poetry Society and focusing on themes confronting those times and events which plague our thoughts: Swallowing Confusion, The Night’s Not Long Enough, Casting Shadows, and Drinking the Light. Edited and compiled by Debbie Okun Hill. Illustrated by Elana Wolff and Katerina Fretwell. Beret Days Press, 2015, ISBN 978-1-926495-14-9 See foreword here.
Tarnished Trophies, an 88-page collection of sports themed poems, published by Black Moss Press as part of its First Line Poetry series, 2014, ISBN 978-0-88753-528-4
“In these well-crafted, wide-ranging poems, Debbie Okun Hill introduces a variety of athletic disciplines, as well as touching on the seasons of both humankind and those of nature. Her poetry encompasses the joy of winning and the despair of defeat. Cheers and tears. But, always, the judicial use of original metaphors makes this collection a rewarding experience for the reader: There’s gold to be found here. Go for it!” – Norma West Linder, Author of Adder’s-Tongues.
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EnCompass I, a 75-page anthology featuring the work of Canadian poets Josie Di Sciascio-Andrews, Debbie Okun Hill, Bernice Lever, Lynn Tait and Jan Wood; Beret Days Press, 2013, ISBN 978-1-897497-73-9
Another Trail of Comet Dust: Poems Pulled from Earth, The Stanza Break Chapbook Series #43, Beret Days Press, 2011, ISBN 978-1-897497-53-1 24-pages
Swaddled in Comet Dust: A Collection of Award-winning Poems, The Stanza Break Chapbook Series #27, Beret Days Press, 2008, ISBN 978-1-897497-10-4 24-pages