Phillip Crymble

Phillip Crymble is a physically disabled poet and literary scholar from Belfast now living in Atlantic Canada. A poetry editor at The Fiddlehead, and a doctoral candidate at UNB-Fredericton researching hybrid poetics, he holds a MFA from the University of Michigan, and has been published in Poetry Ireland Review, The Stinging Fly, Magma, The Forward Book of Poetry, and elsewhere. In 2007, he was selected to read in Poetry Ireland’s Introductions series. In 2016, Not Even Laughter, his first full length collection, was released by Salmon Poetry.


A meditation on the scrapbook Shirley Jackson used to store the hostile letters from readers of her infamous short-story ‘The Lottery’.


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