Hilary Sallick, poet & teacher

Hilary Sallick is the author of Asking the Form and Winter Roses. Her poems appear or are forthcoming in Lily Poetry Review, The Poetry Porch, Ibbetson Street, Caveat Lector, Slant: A Journal of Poetry, Exposition Review, Constellations, and other journals.


Hilary is a teacher at SCALE in Somerville, MA, and a proud member of the Somerville Teachers’ Association. She also is a member of the teaching staff  for “Teaching and Learning: The Having of Wonderful Ideas.” This course, originally created by Eleanor Duckworth, is taught by Lisa Schneier at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. 


She is vice-president of the New England Poetry Club, founded in 1915 by Robert Frost, Conrad Aiken, and Amy Lowell. The New England Poetry Club is a community of poets that fosters the love of reading and writing poetry. Membership is open to all.


Hilary serves on the Board of Critical Explorers, an organization devoted to building classrooms and schools that will engage students in exciting intellectual work. Critical Explorers is rooted in the visionary approach to teaching and learning developed by Eleanor Duckworth.


Hilary received her BA in English from Harvard College in 1985 and her M.Ed. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 1990. She lives in Somerville,MA, with her husband. Their two children are young adults.