Bright Existence

Bright Existence

Brenda Hillman


The poems in Brenda Hillman's new assortment, a better half quantity to her contemporary loss of life Tratates, supply a dynamic imaginative and prescient of a universe based at the tensions among mild and darkish, lifestyles and non-existence, female and male, spirit and subject. educated partly by way of Gnostic ideas of the separate soul looking for its divine origins ("spirit held via matter"). This dualistic imaginative and prescient is forged in modern phrases and seeks answer of those tensions via popularity.

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