Hillary C. says . . .
In my poetry, I seek to illumine both the nature of the spiritual life and some of the
questions that arise in its actual practice. I have lived and worked in Siberia near the
border of Kazakhstan and, after study and direct experience, began to confront, in my
own mind, its human history, and the epic atrocities of its making or unmaking. These
poems are snapshots from those summers and the many wonderful people who I
befriended; they include episodes that were a part of a period of service in Tuva.
My work has been as a teacher of English and History, songwriter/musician with Big
Open Road and aspiring poet, and my educational background consists of a B.A. in
History from Haverford College, PA, and an MS in Education from the University of
Pennsylvania and assorted coursework. For the last ten years I have served as the
administrator of the Bahá'í community of New York City .