About the Book

Living Will

Living Will

April 2007
Trade Paperback · 100 Pages
$15.00 U.S. · $18.00 CAN
ISBN 9781566892001
Coffee House Press

 

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Description

“I see [Hilton] fighting battles of bardic futility against a cloud of arrows from his own mythical past. Each arrow is a story, each line turns into song. A tough guy, actually, brave to the end, and unsparing in his passion.”—Andrei Codrescu

In a profoundly moving re-imagining of Dylan Thomas’ “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night,” the title poem details David Hilton’s own living will, tying together an unforgettable, posthumous collection that clearly evokes the stages of a life well-lived. Hilton is a California native and longtime Baltimore teacher, and his poetry has appeared in Poetry 180, edited by former poet laureate Billy Collins, and in numerous publications including The Yale Review and Poetry magazine.

About the Author

David Hilton (1938–2005) grew up in California, spending most of his adult life in Baltimore, where he taught creative writing at Anne Arundel Community College. The author of eleven books of poetry, his work appeared in Poetry 180, an anthology edited by former poet laureate Billy Collins, and in numerous publications including The Yale Review and Poetry magazine.