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DJ Hill’s poetry, freelance writing, photography, and collage have appeared in Maple Grove, Route 66, Southwest Metro, St. Croix Valley, St. Louis Park, and White Bear Lake magazines; The Atrium, The Century Times, Daily Sentinel, FULCRUM, Red Bird Chapbooks Weekly Read, Red Flag Poetry, The Rumpus, the poetry anthology A View from Here: Poetry to Help You Soar, and Worcestershire Poet Laureate Remembrance Anthology.

DJ served on the editorial advisory board of White Bear Lake magazine and as assistant poetry editor at Runestone Literary Journal. She is currently a poetry editor at Red Bird Chapbooks and lives in Carbondale, Colorado.

NEWS & EVENTS:

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.

 
DJ was joined by musicians John Hatanaka and John Stuckey for First Friday at Roadside Gallery in Carbondale, Colorado. Prior to the event, the trio chatted with KDNK’s Express Yourself host Luke Nestler. Hear more…

Publication News:

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. Congratulations to the JOMP 21 poets!
 
Young Ravens Literary Review recently published DJ’s collage “An Apology to My Inner Poet.” The piece will also appear in DJ’s first collection of poetry, Homespun Mercies, to be published later this spring.
 

Three of DJ’s collages were recently published in a special issue of The Rumpus—an online literary magazine—as part of their special series ENOUGH, addressing issues of rape culture, domestic violence, and sexual assault. With over 400 submissions, the series will run every Tuesday. See DJ’s work on The Rumpus.

JOURNAL, by DJ Hill:

Too Pretty, Too Golden

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...

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Forged by Fire

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...

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