Sean Hill

Born and raised in Milledgeville, Georgia, Sean Hill has an MFA from the University of Houston.  He has received fellowships and grants from Cave Canem, the Bush Foundation, The MacDowell Colony, the University of Wisconsin, Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, the Jerome Foundation, and Stanford University where he was a Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry.  Hill's poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Callaloo, Crab Orchard Review, DIAGRAM, The Oxford American, Ploughshares, Poetry, Tin House, and other literary journals, and in the anthologies Blues PoemsGathering GroundThe Ringing Ear, and Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry.  His first book, Blood Ties & Brown Liquor, was published by the University of Georgia Press in 2008.  In 2009 Hill became an editor at Broadsided Press.  His second collection of poetry is forthcoming from Milkweed Editions in early 2014. He makes his home in Bemidji, Minnesota, but he has moved to Fairbanks, Alaska, to join the creative writing faculty at UA-Fairbanks as a visiting professor. 
Recent Publications
Short fiction
“They Drove” New England Review (Digital), Summer 2013
“Still Life with Starlings and Man” The Harvard Review, issue 44, Summer 2013.
“Postcard to the Bottoms of My Shoes” Mantis, issue 11, Spring 2013.
“Conundrum at the Artist Colony” Copper Nickel, issue 18, Fall 2012.
Postcard to ListlessnessCopper Nickel, issue 18, Fall 2012.
VacationCopper Nickel, issue 18, Fall 2012.
“Spring in Bemidji” Crab Orchard Review, Vol. 17, No. 2, Summer/Fall 2012.
“Above It All” Water~Stone Review, Vol. 1, Fall 2012.
“Postcard to Anna” Poecology, issue 2, 2012.
Information about my poetry collections:
Blood Ties & Brown Liquor can be found at
Dangerous Goods can be pre-ordered at:
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