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ISBN 978-1-77171-328-3 Conatus (poetry) 24.95
published 2020 88 pages

This long poem is powerful, thought-provoking and engaging. Like his other long poems, Hildebrandt draws on an array of disciplines and forms, including history, culture, philosophy, fiction and diverse lyric and narrative poetics. In these troubled, increasingly intolerant times, Conatus is an important read.

ISBN 978-1-77171-213-2 Blackfoot Country (poetry) 33.95
published 2017 184 pages

In this requiem to Narcisse Blood, Hildebrandt writes a history or “istorin” (as a verb not noun from the Greek) in the sense of American poet Charles Olsen “to look”, “to find out” the story of Blackfoot Country.The story is grounded in place or geography and then rises up in his docu-poem to allow us to see the intricate and elaborate life of the Blackfoot people who were on the Great Plains, as Narcisse Blood tells, long before the pyramids of Egypt.

ISBN 978-1-77171-141-8 Now Time / Jetztzeit / Nunc Stans (poetry) 34.95
published 2015 188 pages

This volume contains two long docu-poems, one about Berlin and the other Orgreave. Hildebrandt’s writing is inspired by the Continental philosophers including Theodore Adorno, Walter Benjamin, Jacques Rancière, Alain Badiou and Giorgio Agamben. Hildebrandt’s language is forceful and unadorned urging readers to confront stories hiding in plain sight.

ISBN 978-1-897430-70-5 The Time in Between / Adorno's Daemons (poetry) 24.95
published 2011 80 pages

In this collection, inspired by the cultural critics Walter Benjamin and Theodor Adorno, Hildebrandt invites the reader to interrogate the cultural constructs that surround us and to participate in their remaking. On his pages, floating, scattered words — fly, swim — inviting interventions, new combinations. His language is incantatory, reminding us, through the ghosts it summons up, of our collective suffering, of the degradation of lives dedicated to an economic system that dehumanizes everything on which it feeds.

ISBN 978-1-897430-44-6 Winnipeg from the Fringes (poetry/photography) 26.95
published 2009 160 pages

Award-winning poet Walter Hildebrandt and photographer Ron A. Drewniak combine to present a unique portrait of the city of Winnipeg. They look to the fringes to find a sense of connection, belonging and community.

ISBN 978-1-897430-24-8 Finding Louis O'Soup (poetry) 21.95
published 2008 96 pages

In three long poems exploring vastly different territory, Walter Hildebrandt in Finding Louis O’Soup weaves a telling tale of displacement and dishonesty, exposing the discrepancy between unvarnished events and the sanitized accounts of history.

ISBN 1-894800-50-8 Where the Land Gets Broken (poetry) 18.95
published 2004 130 pages

The poetry in Where the Land Gets Broken looks to the margins of society to discover the forgotten stories, those tales that lie outside traditional histories. His poems are not just “one damn thing after another” but are layered and acknowledge the complex tapestries and multi-dimensional perspectives that leave us with histories, not a single History.

ISBN 1-896860-20-6 Outlier (poetry) 12.95
published 1997 94 pages

The poetry in Outlier discovers in the margins of society the forgotten stories, those tales that lie outside traditional histories. Hildebrandt is a guide who takes the reader beyond the well-worn tracks of the official tour, into landscapes of word or earth that offer hints of where the real bones are buried.