James Deahl

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James Deahl (born 1945) is a Canadian poet and publisher.[1]

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Deahl grew up in the city and in and around the Laurel Highlands region of the Appalachian Mountains. He moved to Canada in 1970 and holds dual American/Canadian citizenship. He is a founding member of the Canadian Poetry Association.

A cycle of his poems is the focus of a one-hour television special, Under the Watchful Eye (1993), the audio tape of which was later released by Broken Jaw Press.

Deahl has taught creative writing and Canadian literature at Norwell District Secondary School, Seneca College, and Ryerson University. He is currently the publisher of Unfinished Monument Press.

Deahl lives in Hamilton, Ontario. His wife, the editor and artist Gilda Mekler died in February 2007, suddenly.

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  • Real Poetry - 1981
  • In the Lost Horn's Call - 1982
  • Steel Valley - 1984
  • No Cold Ash - 1984
  • Blue Ridge - 1985
  • Into This Dark Earth - 1985
  • A Stand of Jackpine - 1987 (with Milton Acorn)
  • Geschriebene Bilder - 1990 - ISSN 0938-1767
  • In Memoriam: Milton Acorn - ISBN 0-919957-31-5, 1991
  • Opening The Stone Heart - 1992
  • Canada or True North - 1993
  • The Beauty that Endures - 1993
  • Heartland - 1993
  • Even This Land Was Born of Light - 1993
  • Tasting the Winter Grapes - 1995
  • The Future of Poetry - ISBN 0-919957-39-0, 1995
  • Under The Watchful Eye - 1995 ISBN 0-920976-29-8
  • Blackbirds - 1999
  • When Rivers Speak, Unfinished Monument Press, 2001, ISBN 1-884206-09-3
  • The River's Stone Roots: Two Dozen Poems by Tu Fu, Serengeti Press, 2005, ISBN 0-9738458-0-5
  • If Ever Two Were One, Aeolus House, 2008, ISBN 978-0-9732411-5-0
  • No Star Is Lost, Lyricalmyrical, 2009, ISBN 978-1-897275-59-7
  • Opening the Stone Heart(second edition), Aeolus House, 2010, ISBN 978-0-9811272-5-5

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