Mark Doty Reviews Brenda Hillman in American Poet
In the latest issue of American Poet (the journal of the Academy of American Poets), Volume 44 Mark Doty writes a profile of Brenda Hillman, recipient of the Academy of American Poets Fellowship and our Faculty Director.
"She demonstrates remarkable allegiance to the process of thinking, so that we readers feel extraordinarily close to the speaker in these poems, insider her head as it were, following her notations of consciousness, her exacting attention to the motions and quirks of perception."
"I'm dazzled again and again by what she sees, looking into the deep, shifting plates of the Earth or the pervasive elements of water and air. I can't wait for fire."