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Interview with Brenda Hillman by Neshama Franklin

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Published on Feb 14, 2014

Marin Poets Live! (http://www.marinlibrary.org/events-an...) is a public access television monthly show presented by Marin County Free Library (http://www.marinlibrary.org/) and features host Neshama Franklin, who works at the Fairfax Branch Library. The show introduces local Marin poets and delves into their reasons for writing and the influence that living in Marin County has had on their poetry.

In each interview, Neshama spends time eliciting background from each poet as well as offering her insights into the poems that each guest reads aloud.

This interview with Brenda Hillman aired Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 7:30pm.

The monthly show appears the second Thursday of each month at 7:30pm PST. Check the Community Media Center of Marin for schedules (http://cmcm.tv/community-schedule).

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Brenda Hillman Biography
Brenda Hillman has published chapbooks with Penumbra Press, a+bend press, and EmPress; she is the author of nine full-length collections from Wesleyan University Press.

Hillman is the Olivia Filippi Professor of Poetry at Saint Mary's College in Moraga, California, where she teaches in the undergraduate and graduate programs. She is also a member of the permanent faculties of Napa Valley Writers' Conference and of Squaw Valley Community of Writers. Hillman is also involved in non-violent activism as a member of the Code Pink Working Group in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is married to poet Robert Hass.

Awards
2012 - Academy of American Poets Fellowship
2005 - William Carlos Williams Prize for poetry
National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship
Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship

Bibliography
2013 - Seasonal Works With Letters on Fire
2009 - Practical Water
2005 - Pieces of Air in the Epic
2001 - Cascadia
2000 - The Firecage
1997 - Loose Sugar
1994 - Autumn Sojourn
1993 - Bright Existence
1993 - Death Tractates
1989 - Fortress
1985 - White Dress
1982 - Coffee, 3 A.M.

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