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Extra Hidden Life, among the Days
Brenda Hillman

Wesleyan University Press



Contents

I. THE FORESTS OF GRIEF & COLOR
• On a Day, In the World
• Whose Woods These Are We Think
• All-night Crooked Moonrise over Mountain Pines
The Bride Tree Can’t Be Read
Brief Walk at Salt Point Park
• For the Lovers Abandoned in Sunlight
• During a Suite by Gaspar Cassadó
• Beneath a Dying Coast Live Oak
• [& heard a humming, like the]
• The Forests of Grief & Color
• The Before Sleep Kind of Everything
• Composition: Fringe Lichen: Tilde & Mãe
• Composition: Under Cypresses, Near Big Sur
• Of Monarchs Again, Especially the Stripes
• So, Bacteria Also Have Their Thunder
• Angrily Standing Outside in the Wind
• [Untitled Day]
• Species Prepare to Exist after Money
• Extra Hidden Life, among the Days
• Mountain Pond Landscape, in a Drought
• As a Sentence Leaves Its Breath
• Some Kinds of Forever Visit You
• The Bride Tree Lives Three Times
• In the Forest of Blue Aptitude
• II. NEAR THE RIM OF THE IDEAL
• A Short Rhyme for Amiri Baraka
• A Summer Song from Old Berlin
• Untitled & Translation to Portuguese
• Curl of Hair in a Drawer
• The Family Sells the Family Gun
• Describing Tattoos to a Cop
• Chicago Black Friday Protest Near Apple
• Crypto-Animist Introvert Activism
• To a Life Ended in Winter
• Hearing
La Bohème after the March
• Near the Rim of the Ideal
• III. METAPHOR & SIMILE
• IV. TWO ELEGIES
• The Rosewood Clauses
• (
An elegy for my father)
• Her Presence Will Live beyond Progress
• (
An elegy for C.D. Wright)
• V. TWO PARKS
• A Poem for a National Forest
• A Poem for a National Seashore
• Acknowledgments & Notes

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