Poetry. Donna Hilbert's poems are brave, unsparing and heartfelt revealing a woman's life in a way that is universal. Her voice is confident and dodges nothing. Her poems don't waste a word. One wants to say 'Yes.' One wants to say 'Sister.'--Joan Colby It makes sense that Donna Hilbert's GRAVITY: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS, begins with an epigraph from Wallace Stevens. After all, like Stevens, Hilbert's supreme gift as a poet is to locate in everyday domesticity--a young mother preparing breakfast for her children, two lovers sitting on the patio and reading the newspaper--a spiritual beauty that reminds us of the abiding mysteries of the universe. All of which means that this is a collection guaranteed to make us look again at the world we inhabit, and to remind ourselves that, as Hilbert writes, 'all that is lost in winter / each spring returns to claim.'--Kareem Tayyar.