Hillman, Brenda

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Hillman, Brenda Gender: F
born on 27 March 1951 at 10:30 (= 10:30 AM )
Place Tucson, Arizona, 32n13, 110w56
Timezone MST h7w (is standard time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 06°14' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 02°54 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 22°17'

Brenda Hillman
photo: Code Pink, license cc-by-sa-2.0


American poet and translator whose awards include the 2012 Academy of American Poets Fellowship, the 2005 William Carlos Williams Prize for poetry, and Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation.

She is the author of nine collections of poetry: White Dress (1985), Fortress (1989), Death Tractates (1992), Bright Existence (1993), Loose Sugar (1997), Cascadia (2001), Pieces of Air in the Epic (2005), Practical Water (2009), for which she won the LA Times Book Award for Poetry, and Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire (2013), which received the 2014 Griffin Poetry Prize and the Northern California Book Award for Poetry.

A professor of Creative Writing, she holds the Olivia Filippi Chair in Poetry at Saint Mary's College of California, in Moraga, California. Hillman is also involved in non-violent activism as a member of the Code Pink Working Group in the San Francisco Bay Area. In 2016, she was elected a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided copy of birth notice, Arizona Daily Star (Tucson, Arizona), 29 March 1951, page 25.


  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Grant, Scholarship, etc. (NEA and Guggenheim Fellowships)
  • Vocation : Education : Administrator
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ political
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet
  • Vocation : Writers : Translator
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award