Brenda Hillman

Brenda Hillman is an American poet, born in Tucson, Arizona. She has published seven collections of poetry: White Dress (1985), Fortress (1989), Death Tractates (1992), Bright Existence (1993), Loose Sugar (1997), Cascadia (2001) and her latest collection is Pieces of Air in the Epic (2005), with Wesleyan University Press. Hillman has also written three chapbooks: Coffee, 3 A.M. (Penumbra Press, 1982 ), Autumn Sojourn (Em Press, 1995), and The Firecage (a+bend press, 2000). For Shambhala Publications, she edited Emily Dickinson's poetry, and, with Patricia Dienstfrey, co-edited The Grand Permisson: New Writings on Poetics and Motherhood (2003). Hillman serves on the faculty of Saint Mary's College in Moraga, California, and is involved in anti-war activism with CodePink. A recipient of numerous awards, Hillman has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation, among others. Brenda Hillman lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.