Tag Archives: Brenda Hillman

Why Do We Fear Poetry? Two Poets Answer: Muriel Rukeyser and Brenda Hillman

      Two Years Two years of my sister’s illness; the wind whips the river of her last spring. I have burned the beans again. Muriel Rukeyser (1913 – 1980) from The Collected Poems of Muriel Rukeyser, McGraw Hill, 1982 Strange, for me, how poets and poems move like flotsam on a river. Is […]

Words on Fire – So the Planet Won’t Die of the Human

Musicians, poets and novelists will be situating their lyrics and plots in new contexts. — Barry Lord from Art & Energy: How Culture Changes, AAM Press, 2014     Sometimes I am sick of humans except for babies, poets and the ones I love! — Brenda Hillman, excerpt from her poem A Brutal Encounter Recollected […]

Happy Surprise! Recovering Words’ Favorite Honoured at 2014 Griffin Poetry Awards

  DAY The hens, startled, open their beaks and freeze in that style, immobile —I was going to say immoral— their mandibles and ruddy crests, only the arteries pulsing in their necks. A woman spooked by sex: but liking it much. POEM BEGUN AT THE END A body wants another body. A soul wants another […]