Wesleyan Press Book Wins L.A. Times Award

Practical Water by poet Brenda Hillman was awarded a Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Poetry. The theme of the collection is water, including “Taoist water, baptismal water, water from the muses’ fountains, the practical waters of hydrology from which we draw our being—and the stilled water in a glass in a Senate chamber.”

The competition’s judges state that Practical Water is Hillman’s “finest book,” in which “she creates an urgent new poetry for our moment.”