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Leonore Hildebrandt
Lecturer II of English
5752 Neville Hall, Room 237
Orono, Maine 04469-5752

Office Telephone: (207) 581-3849


Office Hours

By appointment only.

Courses Taught

ENG 012: Remedial Writing

ENG 101: College Composition

ENG 114: Introduction to World Literature

ENG 205: Introduction to Creative Writing

ENG 353: Techniques of Poetry

ENG 246: American Women’s Literature

ESL and Conversational German

Selected Publications


The Next Unknown. Pecan Grove Press 2014.

The Work at Hand. Letterpress chapbook of poetry. Flat Bay Press/Stone Island Press, 2011.

Selected Poems:

“Terminal Moraine.” Café Review. (forthcoming)

“Where You Happen to Be.” The Fiddlehead (forthcoming).

“The Meatpacker’s Child.” Mudfish 18 (forthcoming).

“The Shelter.” A collaboration with painter Heidi Daub. Split Rock Review, Issue 3, Summer 2014.

“SALT” and “Protecting Crocodiles.” The Milo Review, Summer 2014.

“On the Admiral’s Bridge.” Prick of the Spindle, Vol. 8.1, March 2014.

“Begin Again.” Cafe Review, Vol 25, Winter 2014.

“Rock Me.” Gemini (First Prize in Open Contest) April 2013

“Collaboration.” Drunken Boat 18.

“On Days of Disorder,” “The Living,” “The Woman who Paints,” and “win-win.” Mudlark        Flash 70 (2012).

“Burnt Umber.” Cream City Review 36.1 (Spring/Summer 2012).

“The Protagonist” and “Illusion in Blue.” Otis Nebula, Winter 2012.

“Dyestuff” and “turning to me.” The Inspired Pen. University of Southern Maine, Jan. 2012.

“The Work at Hand.” Cimarron Review 178,  Winter 2012.

“Two Logs” The Spoon River Poetry Review 36.2. (Summer/ Fall 2011). Also online:

“Borrowed,” “Field Notes,” “We were doing the best we could,” “Success,” “Fog and Its Persuasions.” LocusPoint 3. (August 2011).

“Of Angels and Hills” and “Postmodern in Heaven.” Salzburg Poetry Review. Spring 2011.

“The Next Unknown.” Drunken Boat 13. March 2011.

“Spindrift and the Heart.” CAIRN: The St. Andrews Review 46 (2011).

“Out of Turbulence” and “Realities on Which the Word Hinges” Puckerbrush Review 27.1 (Summer/Fall 2010).

“Bird in Space.” Quercus Review 10th Anniversary Edition (2010).

“The Poet Guide,” “In Defense of a Rural Poetics,” and “First Person in Trouble.” Salzburg Poetry Review 17. Spring 2010.

“Jazz Night at the Museum.” Café Review 21. Spring 2010.

“Water Street.” ABZ 5. 2010.

“Understanding: A Brief History” and “The Sound Man.” Denver Quarterly 43. 3 (2009).

“Calligraphy,” “Token,” and “Returning to the North Sea.” Puckerbrush Review 26.2 (Winter/Spring 2009).                  .

“Due East.” A Seaside Companion: A Year on the Coast of Maine. Tilbury House, 2008.

“A Dream More than Twice“ and “Plowing the Canvas.” Beloit Poetry Journal 58. 2 (Winter 2007).

“The Second Thought.” Beloit Poetry Journal 57.3 (Spring 2007).

“A Road Song (for You).” The Café Review 18. Winter 2007.

“Juggling Words and Ellipses.” Puckerbrush Review 25. 1 (Fall/Winter 2006).

“Crossing the Marsh at Night.” Beloit Poetry Journal 56. 4 (Summer 2006).

“Late Romance.” Puckerbrush Review 22. Winter/Spring 2002.

“Sundial.” Puckerbrush Review 21. Summer/Fall 2001.


Bertolt Brecht, “To Those Who Come After.” Co-authored with Tony Brinkley. Ezra Translation. (forthcoming)

Rilke’s “Cemetery by the Sea.” Translation, co-authored with Tony Brinkley. Ezra Translation

“Rilke’s Duino Elegies: Fifth Elegy.” Translation and translator’s notes, co-authored with
Tony Brinkley. Cerise Press 2.6 (Spring 2011).


“Books in Brief: Selected Poems of Friedrich Hölderlin.” Book Review.
Beloit Poetry Journal 61. 1 (Fall 2010).

“By Word of Mouth: Storytelling as a Performing Art.” The Maine Scholar 10.
(Autumn 1997): 243-252.

 Reviews of my Work and Interviews:

“Off Radar: ‘The Next Unknown.'” Dana Wilde, Kennebec Journal/ Morning Sentinel, 27 Nov 2014.

Interview: “Singing the Lines.”

“Hand-crafted Poetry from Down East Maine.” Dana Wilde. Bangor Daily News.
7 August 2011.

“You Come Too.” Carl Little. Puckerbrush Review. Spring/Summer 2012.

 Links to Publications & Reviews

For more information, please see my homepage

 Selected Poetry Readings, Performances, and Exhibits

2004 to present POETS/SPEAK! In Bangor, annually in April.
Dec. 2014 With fiction writer Robert Froese at the Writers Forum, WERU community radio.
Nov. 2014 With Brian Dyer Stewart, performance of original music at the Northeast Harbor Library
Oct. 2014 With other UMaine faculty, book party and reading at the University of Maine in Orono
Nov. 2013 With Brian Stewart, performance of original music at the Cobscook Community Learning Center in Trescott
Oct. 2013 Featured poet at Belfast Poetry festival, reading and slide presentation, in collaboration with painter Heidi Daub
2013 Performance of original songs and poetry at Schoodic Arts, Winter Harbor
2011 Poetry/sculpture exhibit, Center for Maine Contemporary Art.
July 2012 Reader at Millay Anniversary Celebration, Camden, Whitehall Inn.
April 2012 Reader at Terry Plunkett Poetry Festival, USM Augusta.
Jan. 2012 Works chosen for The Inspired Pen/The Inspired Hand, exhibit at the
University of Southern Maine in Lewiston.
Oct. 2010 Sixth Annual Belfast Poetry Festival, poetry reading/ art show in collaboration with glass artist David Jacobson.
Summer/Fall 2008 Release of A Coastal Companion; participation at several area events incl. the Bangor Book
Oct. 2007 Third Annual Belfast Poetry Festival, poetry reading and art show (in collaboration with visual artist Susan Hammond).
April 2007 Terry Plunkett Poetry Festival, USM, Augusta.
Oct. 2006 Constance Hunting Memorial at UM.
Aug. 2005 Bangor Poetry Walk.
Dec. 2003 A Celebration of Translation at UM.

  Selected Professional Experiences

2012 to present Editorial Board Member, Catch: A Literary Journal of Downeast Maine 
2007 to present Editorial Board Member, Beloit Poetry Journal
1991 to present Singer/songwriter, performing with various musical ensembles
 2005 to 2014 Founder and host of the Maine Writers Series at UMM
2008 to 2012 Board Member, Beloit Poetry Journal Foundation
2011 Participant at Juniper Writers Conference, Vermont
2010 Participant at Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Vermont
2009 to 2011 Judge for Grenfell Poetry Award at UM
2010 Judge for Poetry Out Loud



Selected Awards


2014 Pushcart Nomination for “SALT”
2013 First Prize in Gemini Poetry Contest for “Rock Me”
2011 Women in the Curriculum grant to develop an online course: American Women’s Literature.
2011 Course grant by the Continuing Education Division and Summer University (CED/SU) for online teaching.
2011 Martin Dibner Poetry Award by the Maine Community Foundation.
2010 Good Idea Grant for poetry writing, Maine Arts Commission.
2010 Poetry fellowship from the Elizabeth George Foundation.
2003 UM Steve Grady Award in Poetry.
1997 Writing award and publication with The Maine Scholar.

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