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Brenda Hillman

What Poetry Can Do: Brenda Hillman & Geoffrey G. O'Brien

Dean Rader | Posted 02.09.2014 | San Francisco
Dean Rader

Will these books affect public policy? Will either poet be invited on The Daily Show? Will either book become a talking point on Daily Kos? Probably not. But, that's okay. There are any number of ways to change the world.

Politics And Poetry: Do They Really Ever Meet In America?

Dean Rader | Posted 02.19.2012 | San Francisco
Dean Rader

For Pablo Neruda in Chile in the 1930s, a poem was a more powerful vehicle than a newspaper, but in America in 2011, a prose piece in the Times gives not only a wider audience but a level of credibility a poem might not.