Jay MillAr

Jay MillAr is the author of several collections of poetry, the most recent of which are Other Poems, Timely Irreverence and I Could Have Pretended to Be Better than You: New & Selected Poems. He is also the author of several privately published editions, including Lack Lyrics, which tied to win the 2008 bpNichol Chapbook Award. Jay is co-publisher at Book*hug Press, an award-winning independent publishing house in Toronto that is dedicated to exploratory work by well known and emerging writers. He also runs Apollinaire's Bookshoppe, a virtual bookstore that specialises in the books that no one wants to buy. He lives and works in Toronto with his wife Hazel (who is the other half of Book*hug) and their two sons.

Photo: Ralph Kolewe


Poetry in Conversation: Taking Poetry Off the Page »

Claudio Pozzani and Jay MillAr read and discuss their work

Thu 7 March | 18:50 - 19:30 | Free / ticketed | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Conference Room


Off in the distance

There is a plane in the sky.
It could be a reflection of the plane
I am in, which is also in the sky.
I could be looking around the planet
At myself seated at the window
Of a plane looking off
In the distance at myself.


Jay MillAr