DJ Hill is a freelance writer, photographer, poet, and mixed media/collage artist. Her work has appeared in Maple Grove, Route 66, Southwest Metro, St. Croix Valley, St. Louis Park, and White Bear Lake Magazines; The Atrium, Daily Sentinel, Red Bird Chapbooks Weekly Read, Red Flag Poetry, The Rumpus, the poetry anthology A View from Here: Poetry to Help You Soar, Worcestershire Poet Laureate Remembrance Anthology, and JOMP21’s Dear Mr. President.
DJ’s collage and mixed media art have been included in exhibits at the R2 Gallery, Red Brick Center for the Arts, and other venues. Her first book of poetry, Homespun Mercies, will be published this summer and her poem ‘Harry’ will appear in the first edition of Gone Dogs this winter.
She lives and creates in Carbondale, Colorado.
NEWS & EVENTS:
DJ was recently named Outstanding Alum during the 50th anniversary of Century College. She addressed the graduating class during commencement on Friday, May 11th at Aldrich Arena in Maplewood, Minnesota. Watch video.
In December of 2014, DJ committed to writing a poem a day. One of those poems, “Harry,” (written toward a post on Facebook) will soon be published in Volume 1 of Gone Dogs. “Born from a blog post in 2010, Gone Dogs is a tribute to the dogs that have left us, written by the people who loved them. When it’s finished, Gone Dogs will be a beautiful coffee table book chock full of stories and photographs from people across the world who chose to share their tributes with us.”
80 poems written by 67 poets have been selected to be featured in Chicago Poetry Press’ upcoming anthology “Dear Mr. President,” to be released on April 28 at the Harold Washington Library during their annual poetry fest. DJ’s poem, “When Did We Start Using Crutches as Weapons” is included in the publication.
JOURNAL, by DJ Hill:
Art, in itself, is an attempt to bring order out of chaos. —Stephen Sondheim I used to think my writing and art held little translatable value to others. But I have found that people have a fascination with collage (I know I do), and can create their own dialogue with...read more
In order to write about life first you must live it. ––Ernest Hemingway My wonderful webmaster, Christine, reminds me often of the importance of blogging regularly. Unfortunately, consistency and I have been at odds this past year. Since February 2016, when my husband...read more