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 Hildebrandt is the author of the poetry collections The Work at Hand (Deerbrook Editions, 2018), The Next Unknown (Pecan Grove Press, 2014) and Where You Happen to Be (Letterpress chapbook, University of Maine, 2011). Her poems and translations have appeared in the Cafe Review, Cerise Press, the Cimarron Review, Denver Quarterly,  Harpur Palate, Poetry Daily, Rhino, Salzburg Poetry Review, and the Sugar House Review, among other journals. She was nominated several times for a Pushcart Prize. Winner of the 2013 Gemini Poetry Contest, she received fellowships from the Elizabeth George Foundation, the Maine Community Foundation, and the Maine Arts Commission. Leonore 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.

"Look for the Girl with the Sun in Her Eyes" in the Hamilton Stone Review. "The Hoax" and "The Real Thing" in The Cafe Review." "Threads" in Ninth Letter.
On March 26, Maine's poet laureate Stuart Kestenbaum read one of Leonore's poems on Maine Public Radio.  "Tender Talk" is a persona poem set in Downeast Maine.  Listen to it here.
Littoral Books is pleased to announce the publication of an anthology created in response to the pandemic of 2020-21. Sixty-five Maine poets and visual artists contributed to WAIT, among them Leonore with the poem "Rabenmutter."  Edited by poet Jeri Theriault.