Brenda Hillman is the author of 11 collections of poetry from Wesleyan University Press, most recently In a Few Minutes Before Later. Previous titles include Extra Hidden Life, among the Days, winner of the Northern California Book Award; Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire, which received the Griffin International Poetry Prize in 2014; and Practical Water, which received the Los Angeles Times Prize for Poetry. Her prose book Three Talks is forthcoming in spring 2023. She has also co-translated At Your Feet by Ana Cristina Cesar. With Patricia Dienstfrey, she co-edited the collection The Grand Permission: New Writings on Poetics and Motherhood. A longtime faculty member of the Napa Valley Writers’ Conference, she is Professor Emerita at St. Mary’s College of California and lives in the Bay Area.