About

Leonore

 

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, July 13, 2018 -- 6:00 PM
Cole Creek will play covers and their original songs at the Milbridge Theater Outdoor Stage, starting at 6pm. Rod Harrington on guitar, Lucille Harrington on ukulele, Brian Dyer Stewart on piano, Jim Sawer on ukulele, Hazel Carter on bass, Leonore on percussion, and all on vocals. Be sure to bring a chair and enjoy an evening of live music.
3 Nations Anthology is edited by Valerie Lawson and includes some of Leonore's poems. The Maine Literary Awards is an annual competition sponsored by the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance.
  Leonore's new book of poetry, WHERE YOU HAPPEN TO BE (Deerbrook Editions) is now available here. For a preview, click here.