Extra Hidden Life, among the Days

Extra Hidden Life, among the Days

by Brenda Hillman

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ISBN-13: 9780819578051
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Publication date: 02/06/2018
Series: Wesleyan Poetry Series
Pages: 152
Sales rank: 535,048
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

BRENDA HILLMAN is an activist, writer, editor, and teacher. She has published nine collections of poetry, all from Wesleyan University Press, including Practical Water, for which she won the Los Angeles Times Book Award for Poetry. Hillman serves on the faculty of Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, California, as the Olivia Filippi professor of poetry.

Table of Contents

I. THE FORESTS OF GRIEF & COLOR
On a Day, In the World
Whose Woods These Are We Think
All-night Crooked Moonrise over Mountain Pines
The Bride Tree Can’t Be Read
Brief Walk at Salt Point Park
For the Lovers Abandoned in Sunlight
During a Suite by Gaspar Cassadó
Beneath a Dying Coast Live Oak
[& heard a humming, like the]
The Forests of Grief & Color
The Before Sleep Kind of Everything
Composition: Fringe Lichen: Tilde & Mãe
Composition: Under Cypresses, Near Big Sur
Of Monarchs Again, Especially the Stripes
So, Bacteria Also Have Their Thunder
Angrily Standing Outside in the Wind
[Untitled Day]
Species Prepare to Exist after Money
Extra Hidden Life, among the Days
Mountain Pond Landscape, in a Drought
As a Sentence Leaves Its Breath
Some Kinds of Forever Visit You
The Bride Tree Lives Three Times
In the Forest of Blue Aptitude
II. NEAR THE RIM OF THE IDEAL
A Short Rhyme for Amiri Baraka
A Summer Song from Old Berlin
Untitled & Translation to Portuguese
Curl of Hair in a Drawer
The Family Sells the Family Gun
Describing Tattoos to a Cop
Chicago Black Friday Protest Near Apple
Crypto-Animist Introvert Activism
To a Life Ended in Winter
Hearing La Bohème after the March
Near the Rim of the Ideal
III. METAPHOR & SIMILE
IV. TWO ELEGIES
The Rosewood Clauses
(An elegy for my father)
Her Presence Will Live beyond Progress
(An elegy for C.D. Wright)
V. TWO PARKS
A Poem for a National Forest
A Poem for a National Seashore
Acknowledgments & Notes

What People are Saying About This

Charles Altieri

“For Hillman there is an alternative model of sociality that stems from attending to the destructive and creative fire that simply burns through righteous ideas to concrete objects that elicit our caring. Sociality in [Hillman’s] poetry arises from her radical, eco-centric view. It is the result of being aware that what we love and what engages us in the world will be lost if we fail to find alternatives to what that world is becoming.”

Karen An-Hwei Lee

“Hillman’s devotion to social justice—her unwavering belief in poetry’s capacity to address root causes of our political strife—ultimately purifies our fallen world in the languages of elemental fire.”

Charles Aliteri

“For Hillman there is an alternative model of sociality that stems from attending to the destructive and creative fire that simply burns through righteous ideas to concrete objects that elicit our caring. Sociality in [Hillman’s] poetry arises from her radical, eco-centric view. It is the result of being aware that what we love and what engages us in the world will be lost if we fail to find alternatives to what that world is becoming.”

From the Publisher

"Hillman turns simple concepts into things far more revealing. The intimacy she conveys, the disappointment, the panic even, these are elements of magic I want to revisit."—Camille T. Dungy, author of Trophic Cascade

"For Hillman there is an alternative model of sociality that stems from attending to the destructive and creative fire that simply burns through righteous ideas to concrete objects that elicit our caring. Sociality in [Hillman's] poetry arises from her radical, eco-centric view. It is the result of being aware that what we love and what engages us in the world will be lost if we fail to find alternatives to what that world is becoming."—Charles Altieri, Open Humanities Press

"Hillman's devotion to social justice—her unwavering belief in poetry's capacity to address root causes of our political strife—ultimately purifies our fallen world in the languages of elemental fire."—Karen An-Hwei Lee, Iowa Review

Camille T. Dungy

“Hillman turns simple concepts into things far more revealing. The intimacy she conveys, the disappointment, the panic even, these are elements of magic I want to revisit.”

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