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Thomas D. Hibbard

July 27, 1947 — December 15, 2022

Thomas Dawes Hibbard age 75, passed away on December 15, 2022 at UW Hospital – Madison. Thomas was born July 27, 1947. We grew up in Watertown alongside the Rock River where we went fishing every morning before school. Because we were close in age, we were Saturday morning cartoon kids and Daniel Boone was his favorite show. All his childhood photos are in his genuine Daniel Boone Coon-skin Cap.


Graduating from The University Lake School in 1965, he went on the study poetry at Amherst College being inspired by Robert Frost. In 1969, he went to work for The Capitol Times in Madison where he was awarded a front-page article about George McGovern’s campaign. Tom moved to New York City in the early 70’s where he published his first set of poems entitled “Delaney Street”. Since then, he has consistently contributed to the American poetry landscape, publishing in analogues of American poets. Most recently he translated the French poet P. Reverdy, and completed a work entitled “The Critic Writes Poems”. He was a passionate son of Wisconsin, bringing to light the plight of Wisconsin’s farmers being bought out by developers in his poetry and in his attempts to serve in the Wisconsin State Assembly. He was secretary of the Waukesha Democratic Party and arranged their web-site. But his greatest love was driving around the state attending poetry readings with his fellow Wisconsin poets.


The memorial service for Tom will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday January 14, 2023, at St. Anskar’s Episcopal Church in Hartland (N48W31340 Hill Rd). Visitation will take place from 10 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers donations to St. Anskar’s in Thomas’s memory would be appreciated.


“Some where over the rainbow, skies are blue. And the dreams that you dare to dream, really do come true.”

See you over the rainbow sweet brother.

Sisters Dana and Sarah



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