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.



Valley Visual Art Show

January 2021, marked the opening of the 42nd Annual Valley Visual Art Show at The Launchpad in Carbondale, Colorado. DJ’s new piece, running from the Man, will be on display through February 25. Follow the links to learn more about the 50 artists chosen for this exhibit, take a virtual tour, or purchase art. Many thanks to The Launchpad, Carbondale Arts, and the Carbondale Creative District for your support!


The Power of the Poem

DJ spoke this summer with guest editor Nancy Eike of White Bear Lake Magazine on life, writing, and the publication of her award-winning book, Homespun Mercies.

Read the feature here


2020 New York City Big Book Awards

DJ is honored to announce Homespun Mercies as the winner in Poetry of the 2020 New York City Big Book Awards!

Read more about the contest and this year’s winners here.

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

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