LEONORE HILDEBRANDT grew up in Hamburg, Germany, and moved to eastern-most Maine in the 1980s. She and her husband Robert Froese built a solar home, planted vegetables and fruit trees, and raised their lovely daughters. More recently, they have been spending the winter in Silver City, NM.

Leonore is the author of the poetry collections Where You Happen to Be (Deerbrook Editions), The Next Unknown (Pecan Grove Press) and The Work at Hand, a letter-press chapbook (Flat Bay Press). Her poems and translations have been published in the Cafe Review, Cerise Press, the Cimarron Review, Denver Quarterly, The Fiddlehead, Harpur Palate, Poetry Daily, Poetry Salzburg Review, and the Sugar House Review, among other journals. Winner of the 2013 Gemini Poetry Contest, she received fellowships from the Elizabeth George Foundation, the Maine Community Foundation, and the Maine Arts Commission. She was nominated several times for a Pushcart Prize. Leonore teaches writing and literature at the University of Maine and serves on the editorial board of the Beloit Poetry Journal.

As a musician and songwriter, Leonore has performed locally in various ensembles and venues, most often as part of a folk duo with Brian Dyer Stewart. They play original music with a jazzy flair, and have recorded several CDs.

Friday, February 26, 2021 -- 6:00 PM
On Feb. 26, from 6-7:30 pm EST, Space Gallery in Portland, Maine, will host the virtual event "Pulling a James Baldwin." Artists, writers, and performers will perform their favorite James Baldwin excerpt. The readers were selected by Valeria Missalina Bembry. Leonore will read excerpts from Baldwin's essay, THE CREATIVE PROCESS. More here.  
A good day!   Here is my ode to this country:   "I Cannot Live Without You" http://www.poetsreadingthenews.com/2021/01/i-cannot-live-without-you/
J.J. Amaworo Wilson writes, "It’s sometimes said that a writer needs both binoculars and a microscope, the former to see the long view, the latter to find essential details. Hildebrandt has both in her armory and she uses them to create gorgeous poems that make you consider “where you happen to be.” Buckminster Fuller would have approved." Read the full review here.