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eBook Practical Water (Wesleyan Poetry Series) ePub

by Brenda Hillman

  • ISBN: 0819571660
  • Category: Poetry
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Brenda Hillman
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Wesleyan (August 1, 2011)
  • Pages: 120
  • ePub book: 1112 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1493 kb
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  • Rating: 4.8
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It is hard to read Brenda Hillman's poetry without one's mind turning to questions about artists and freedom. We've all heard the shibboleth 'Artists love constraint.

It is hard to read Brenda Hillman's poetry without one's mind turning to questions about artists and freedom. Poets who relish constraint can become known for expected characteristics, perhaps 'that guy who writes those luscious long lines,' or 'the woman who brings wantonness to every stanza,' or a unique use of lineage or sense of rhyme associated with his or her work.

Wesleyan University Press, 15 сент. Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Award for Poetry (2009) Runner-up for the Northern California Book Award for Poetry (2009).

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Brenda Hillman (born March 27, 1951 in Tucson, Arizona) is an American poet and translator

Brenda Hillman (born March 27, 1951 in Tucson, Arizona) is an American poet and translator

Hillman’s early poetry collections received critical praise for their .

Hillman’s early poetry collections received critical praise for their transfiguration of experience. With the publication of Loose Sugar, however, Hillman acquired a formidable reputation in the world of contemporary poetry. Pieces of Air in the Epic and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize-winning Practical Water (2010) followed. Practical Water even includes transcripts from congressional hearings, in which Hillman-who is an activist for social and environmental justice as well as a poet- tries to seek out the humanity behind policy and policymakers. Hillman’s most recent book is Extra Hidden Life, among the Days (2018).

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Brenda Hillman is an activist, writer, 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

Brenda Hillman is an activist, writer, 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. If you have any questions or experience problems with our site, please contact selliotteyan.

Brenda Hillman - Brenda Hillman is the author of ten poetry collections .

Brenda Hillman - Brenda Hillman is the author of ten poetry collections, including Extra Hidden Life, among the Days (Wesleyan University Press . find poems find poets poem-a-day library (texts, books & more) materials for teachers poetry near you. Brenda Hillman. Brenda Hillman was born in Tucson, Arizona, on March 17, 1951. Hillman has authored several full-length collections, the most recent of which is Extra Hidden Life, among the Days (Wesleyan University Press, 2018). Her poems have also been collected in three chapbooks The Firecage (A+Bend Press, 2000); Autumn Sojourn (Em Press, 1995); and Coffee, 3 . The Penumbra Press, 1982).

Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Award for Poetry (2009)Finalist for the Northern California Book Award for Poetry (2009)Practical Water is, like Brenda Hillman’s previous two books, Cascadia and Pieces of Air in the Epic, both an elemental meditation and an ecopoetics; this time her subject is water: Taoist water, baptismal water, water from the muses’ fountains, the practical waters of hydrology from which we draw our being—and the stilled water in a glass in a Senate chamber. Not since Allen Ginsberg tried to levitate the Pentagon has American poetry seen the likes of the hallucinatory wit and moral clarity that Hillman brings to Washington in her poems about Congressional Hearings on the Iraq War. Here also—because it is about many kinds of power—is a sequence of twinned lyrics for the moon, governess of tides and night vision, for visible and invisible faces. Violence and the common world, fact and dream, science and magic, intuition and perception are reconfigured as the poet explores matters of spirit in political life and earthly fate. If it is time to weep by the waters of Babylon, it is also time to touch water’s living currents. No one is reimagining the possibilities of lyric poetry with more inventiveness; this is masterful work by one of our finest poets.

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Risky Strong Dromedary Risky Strong Dromedary
Crafted Leaps, Poetry of Great Permission

A Review of Brenda Hillman's Practical Water
Wesleyan University Press, Middletown, CT, 2009, 103 pages

It is hard to read Brenda Hillman's poetry without one's mind turning to questions about artists and freedom. We've all heard the shibboleth 'Artists love constraint.' Poets who relish constraint can become known for expected characteristics, perhaps 'that guy who writes those luscious long lines,' or 'the woman who brings wantonness to every stanza,' or a unique use of lineage or sense of rhyme associated with his or her work.

Brenda Hillman foregrounds the other side of art, the part that says, "No, whatever box you want to put me in, I don't quite fit there." She does this with carefully crafted leaps, the association of disparate ideas in a way that keeps the reader with her, but seldom very comfortably. Once again with this, her eighth volume of poetry, she audaciously meets each poem on its own terms. If a poem's lineage should be shaped like a river, it is ("Request to the Berkeley City Council Concerning Strawberry Creek"). If it requires straightforward four sextets ("Permission to be Strange") or a two-column short-line presentation ("Phone Booth."), she lines `em up.

If a poem requires stanzas as disparate as
The man says poetry should be simple enough
for school girls to understand

But sir, school girls understand everything

Nancy Drew was in love with the obstacle, not the clue

and

Sir, when i think of poetry keeping you alive I know
you were entered by incomprehensible light
in the hour of lemon and water

then those stanzas rub shoulders in the same poem ("The Late Cold War.") . . .

Change does seem to be accelerating, even to young people; perhaps Brenda's open acceptance of change is what makes this book so appealing. Underneath the poet's nonstandard forms lies the opposite of an unquestioning belief. There are questions, and those beget more questions, and when you circle around to the initial question it has often changed. Practical Water delineates a lack of simple order both inside us and the universe. But all is not lost in this world she describes; through well-crafted leaps, the poet highlights the enormous possibility for each of us to work through to our own creative combinations.
Doomwarden Doomwarden
Practical Water is a fantastic exploration of ecopoetics, politics, and witness - including a unique sense of voice and intriguing pictures.