Verse Like Water Presents the American Poet Brenda Hillman!

october, 2022

12oct12:00 pmVerse Like Water Presents the American Poet Brenda Hillman!12:00 pm

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Brenda Hillman photo by Bob Hass

Verse Like Water kicks off its 11th year of bringing internationally known poets to our college and surrounding communities. Brenda is an extraordinary poet and professor of English at St. Mary’s College in Moraga, California. We will have a special guest host for this event, musician and poet Dr. Brian Laidlaw. A craft talk will follow the poetry reading and book signing. Free and open to the public, and sponsored by the CLC English department and Minnesota Public Radio.

Brenda Hillman is the author of ten collections of poetry: White Dress, Fortress, Death Tractates, Bright Existence, Loose Sugar, Cascadia, Pieces of Air in the Epic, Practical Water, for which she won the LA Times Book Award for Poetry, Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire,which received the 2014 Griffin Poetry Prize and the Northern California Book Award for Poetry; and her most recent Extra Hidden Life, Among the Days. In 2016 she was named Academy of American Poets Chancellor. Among other awards Hillman has received are the 2012 Academy of American Poets Fellowship, the 2005 William Carlos Williams Prize for poetry, and Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. (Blue Flower Arts)

Dr. Brian Laidlaw


Jeff Johnson218-855-8102 or 320-260-4959

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