DaMaris Hill

Dr. DaMaris B. Hill is a writer. Her narrative-in-verse, A Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thing, appeared in January 2019 from Bloomsbury Publishing. Her other books include The Fluid Boundaries of Suffrage and Jim Crow: Staking Claims in the Heartland and \ Vi-zə-bəl \ \ Teks-chərs \ (Visible Textures), a short collection of poems. Hill is also writing a novel about girls who were incarcerated during the 1930s. She is represented by Charlotte Sheedy Literary Agency.

Her work is modeled after the work of Toni Morrison and an expression of her theories regarding ‘rememory’. In addition to working or taking workshops with writers such as Lucille Clifton, Thomas Glave, Sterling Watson, Nikky Finney, Marita Golden, Natasha Trethewey, David Rivard and Monifa Love-Asante, Hill sought to strengthen her writing with a Ph.D. in English. Her development as a writer has also been enhanced by the institutional support of the The MacDowell Colony, Key West Literary Seminar/Writers Workshops, Callaloo Literary Writers Workshop, The Watering Hole Poetry, Eckerd College Writers’ Conference: Writers in Paradise, Project on the History of Black Writing, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference in Vermont, Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference in Sicily, The Furious Flower Poetry Center, The Urban Bush Women and others.

Similar to her creative process, Dr. Hill’s scholarly research is interdisciplinary and examines the intersections between artistic criticisms, cultural studies, and digital humanities. Dr. Hill serves as Assistant Professor of Creative Writing and African American and Africana Studies at the University of Kentucky. For more information https://english.as.uky.edu/users/dbhi222.