Poet, Jane Hilberry
Jane Hilberry is the author and editor of several books, including the poetry collection Body Painting(Red Hen Press, 2005), which won the Colorado Book Award and got Hilberry banned from speaking at a Colorado Springs high school. One of the first editors of the Indiana Review, she has also facilitated arts-based leadership development programs at The Banff Centre in Canada and now teaches Creative Writing, Creativity, and Literature at Colorado College.
"Exuberant dogs, deer splintering a fence, bears that slip in through the door of dreams: in Hilberry's poems, the animals surely enter, and it is this book's dream-found responsibility to see further, or rather, see better, to leave the door open to strange visits and visitations, in daylight, in the looked-over corners of our daily lives."
"In these expertly crafted poems, Hilberry does not shy away from the difficult--she looks into loneliness, a friend's suicide, the death of a parent. But the alchemy of poetry is that it transforms darkness into song. As experience arises in all its wild and ungovernable forms, the book ultimately offers an invitation: "You could be part of this.