Donna Hilbert

Donna Hilbert

Donna Hilbert was born in the Red River Valley of Oklahoma near the Texas border but has spent most of her life in Southern California. She is a graduate of California State University, Long Beach. Her latest book is The Congress of Luminous Bodies, Aortic books, 2013. Other books include The Green Season, World Parade Books 2009; Traveler in Paradise: New and Selected Poems, PEARL Editions, 2004; Transforming Matter, PEARL 2000; Feathers and Dust, Deep Red, and Mansions, all from Event Horizon Press. In 1994 she won the Staple First Edition writing award resulting in the publication in England of the short story collection, Women who Make Money and the Men Who Love Them. Her Greatest Hits chapbook, which includes her most anthologized poems from 1989-2000, is available from Pudding House. Her work is the subject of the short film “Grief Becomes Me,” by director Christine Fugate, and is included in the now completed Grief Becomes Me: A Love Story, the documentary about her life and work.

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Poetry on Cadence Collective: My Heaven, Old Man at the Pool, Credo, February, Los Angeles, Father’s Mothers, The Sun Straight Up, Faith, Friday Nights, Rank, Queens, The Pursuit of Knowledge,

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