DJ Hill’s debut collection of poetry and collage, Homespun Mercies, won the NYC Big Book, IBPA Benjamin Franklin and CIPA EVVY gold medal, was a silver medalist in the Nautilus and IPPY Book Awards, and the cover art Release was named Spirit of the Suffragists at the opening ceremony of VOTE: A Centennial Celebration at the Loveland Museum in Loveland, Colorado.

DJ holds a BFA in creative writing from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota. She writes, creates, and leads writing workshops from her home in Santa Fe.


The Red Shawl

In 2018, DJ traveled to Santa Fe to work with mixed media artist Holly Roberts. DJ’s publisher had tasked her with creating the cover for her first collection of poetry, Homespun Mercies, and she had just five days to do so. ‘Release’ did become the cover art and in January 2020 was selected for a juried show at the Loveland Museum as part of VOTE: A Centennial Celebration and awarded the Spirit of the Suffragists prize.
‘The Red Shawl’ was part of this year-long event. The CO Poet Laureate enlisted poets from across the state to write toward a piece of art. Read what poet Beth Lechleitner had to say about the experience as well as her reading of ‘The Unbinding’ (YouTube).


Eric Hoffer Book Award

“The Eric Hoffer Book Award honors the memory of the great American philosopher Eric Hoffer by highlighting salient writing as well as the independent spirit of small publishers.”

Homespun Mercies, DJ’s debut collection of poetry and collage, received a Category Prize of 1st Runner-Up in Art, finalist in the New Horizon (First Book) and Medal Provocateur (Best on the Frontier of Poetry), and named to the Grand Prize Short List.

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Introducing, Homespun Mercies

DJ’s debut collection of poetry and collage. Winner of the 2019 CIPA EVVY Award in Poetry and International Book Award Finalist. Available in the Marketplace.

Download Homespun Mercies, read by DJ Hill on Audible.com

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