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Conrad Hilberry (1928 – January 11, 2017) was an American poet.
Hilberry went to Oberlin College for his undergraduate Bachelor of Arts, and continued his studies with a Master of Arts and a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He was editor of the literary magazine Passages North and co-editor (with Michael Delp and Herbert Scott) of the anthology Contemporary Michigan Poetry: Poems from the Third Coast (1988).
He was a professor of English at Kalamazoo College from 1962 to 1998. Hilberry's literary works have been recognized and highlighted at Michigan State University in their Michigan Writers Series. Hilberry is the author of nine books of poetry. Hilberry is also the author of Luke Karamazov (1987), a nonfiction first person narrative of two sociopaths. He died at the age of 88 on January 11, 2017 in Kalamazoo from complications of cancer and pneumonia.
- Encounter on Burrows Hill and Other Poems (1968)
- Rust (1974)
- Man In The Attic (1980)
- Knowing Rivers, You Know the Shape and Bias (1980)
- The Moon Seen as a Slice of Pineapple (1984)
- Jacob's Dancing Tune (1986)
- Luke Karamazov (1987)
- Sorting the Smoke (1990)
- Player Piano (2000)
- The Fingernail of Luck (2005)
- After-Music (2008)
- This Awkward Art: Poems by a Father and Daughter (with Jane Hilberry) (Mayapple Press, 2009)
- "Michigan Writers Series". Michigan State University Libraries. Retrieved 2012-07-15.
- "Poet Conrad Hilberry, former Kalamazoo College prof, dies in Kalamazoo". Retrieved 13 January 2017.