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To The Fire in Everything 

Wednesday, Aug 21 2013
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When Poets & Writers selected Brenda Hillman as one of Fifty of the Most Inspiring Authors in the World, it said she "reminds us that the language we use when ordering a sandwich is also the language we use to make art." Her work appeals equally to the introspective aesthete as to the political activist, for to her they are the same. The dedication page of her new book is enough to make you weep; she includes her loved ones in the same sense that she includes "the avocet and the ant" it is "to dust in foreclosed houses, to facts." Hillman's last book was the third in a tetralogy on earth, air, water and fire; Practical Water won the Los Angeles Times Book Award for Poetry, and Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire is a volume people will be reading for a long time — including those who pick it up this Tuesday. At University Press Books, where Hillman worked for a decade before starting her career, this will be a special evening.


Tue., Sept. 3, 6 p.m., 2013

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