[Readings] After a Pageant, Before a Birth Adjust Share By Brenda Hillman By Brenda Hillman, from a work in progress. Hillman’s collection Extra Hidden Life, Among the Days was published last month by Wesleyan University Press. Subscribe or log in to read the rest of this content. Tags Poetry Adjust Share Close Sorry, you have already read your free article(s) for this month. From the Archive Timeless stories from our 169-year archive handpicked to speak to the news of the day. Email address Sign Up Got it! Thanks for signing up!