Sunday, September 21, 2008
Adam Getty is the author of two books of poetry. His first collection, Reconciliation, received the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award and the Hamilton Literary Award for Poetry, as well as being shortlisted for the Trillium Poetry Award. Some of his writing was included in Breathing Fire 2: Canada’s New Poets. His most recent book is Repose from Nightwood Editions. Adam has worked in a number of different industrial occupations, including hog slaughtering, machining in a tool-and-die shop, rail-cutting, and shipping in a food warehouse. He attended the University of Toronto but left without taking a degree. He currently lives in Hamilton.