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About Brenda Hillman

Brenda Hillman is the author of ten collections of poetry with Wesleyan University Press, most recently Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire (2013), and Extra Hidden Life, Among the Days, (2018).  She has also co-translated At Your Feet by Ana Cristina Cesar (Parlor Press/Free Verse Editions 2018). Hillman serves as the Filippi Professor of Poetry at Saint Mary’s College http://blueflowerarts.com/artist/brenda-hillman/

Positions

Present Faculty Member, Saint Mary's College of California Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing
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Present Faculty Member, Saint Mary's College of California English
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Present Faculty, Saint Mary's College of California School of Liberal Arts
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Research Interests


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Honors and Awards

  • Long Listed for National Book Award - National Book Award (October 2013)
  • "Far From Perfect" - Isadora Duncan Awards (2010) nomination with Hope Mohr for dance collaboration
  • International Griffin Poetry Prize (2014) for Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire
  • Northern California Book Award for Poetry (2014) for Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire
  • California Book Award Gold Medal in Poetry (2014) for Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire
  • Chancellors' Fellowship - Academy of American Poets (October 2012) Award for outstanding poetic achievement
  • Los Angeles Times Book Award - (2010) for Practical Water
  • Five Bay Area Treasures - San Francisco Center For the Book (November 21, 2009) award - one of five artists of the book

Courses

  • Graduate Poetry Workshop
  • Ecopoetics (January Term)
  • Prosody and Poetic Form


Contact Information

Office: Dante Hall - 326 
Mail: c/o MFA Program in Creative Writing// SMC, Moraga CA 94575

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Publications (20)

Presentations (25)