Interview and Audio of Poet/Activist Brenda Hillman

Paul Nelson facilitated the visit of renowned poet and activist Brenda Hillman to SPLAB in November 2011, as part of the Visiting Poets Series. Hear a clip from the interview she did with Paul Nelson here:

Audio of the reading is here. Video here: Intro, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3. Thank you Ra’anan David for the video.

Hillman is the Olivia Filippi Professor of Poetry at Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, California. Poets & Writers states “[Hillman] reminds us that the language we use when ordering a sandwich is also the language we use to make art. Her environmental concerns prove writers can offer more than just aesthetic pleasure.” Among the awards Hillman has received are the 2005 William Carlos Williams Prize for poetry and Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. She is involved with the Code Pink activist group.

Brenda Hillman City

Brenda Hillman City

Brenda Hillman Workshop

About Splabman

Paul Nelson is founder of SPLAB in Seattle and the Cascadia Poetry Festival. He wrote a collection of essays, Organic Poetry & a serial poem re-enacting the history of Auburn, WA, A Time Before Slaughter (shortlisted for a 2010 Genius Award by The Stranger.) He’s interviewed Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Wanda Coleman, Anne Waldman, Sam Hamill, Robin Blaser, Nate Mackey, Eileen Myles, George Bowering, Diane di Prima, Brenda Hillman, George Stanley, Joanne Kyger & many Cascadia poets, has presented his poetry and poetics in London, Brussels, Qinghai and Beijing, China, Lake Forest, Illinois and other places & writes an American Sentence every day. www.PaulENelson.com
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