DJ Hill’s debut collection of poetry and collage, Homespun Mercies, won the 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. Her poetry and mixed media art have appeared in The Rumpus and numerous magazines, journals, and anthologies including Worcestershire Poet Laureate Remembrance, JOMP21’s Dear Mr. President, and Gone Dogs: Tales of Dogs We’ve Loved.

Who’s That I Hear, a children’s book created in collaboration with Vail artist Julie Adriansen, will be released spring of 2021.

DJ holds a BFA in creative writing from Hamline University. She writes, creates, and leads writing workshops from her home in Colorado.



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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