Damaris B. Hill
DaMaris B. Hill, PhD Hill is an Associate Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Kentucky.
Hill has a keen interest in the work of Toni Morrison and theories regarding “ rememory” as a philosophy and aesthetic practice. She is inspired by the anxieties of our contemporary existence that are further complicated by fears that some linear narratives of history fail to be inclusive, stating “I belong to a generation of people who do not fear death, but are afraid that we may be forgotten.”
In addition to working or taking workshops with writers such as Lucille Clifton, Nikky Finney, Natasha Trethewey, Deborah Willis, and Monifa Love-Asante [and others], Hill sought to strengthen her writing with a terminal degree in English and another in Women and Gender Studies.
Her development as a writer has also been enhanced by the institutional support of the The MacDowell Colony, Key West Literary Seminar/Writers Workshops, Callaloo Literary Writers Workshop, Eckerd College Writers’ Conference: Writers in Paradise, Project on the History of Black Writing, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference in Vermont, Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference in Sicily, The Furious Flower Poetry Center, The Urban Bush Women, The Watering Hole Poetry and others. Her work has appeared in African American Review, ESPNw, Sou’Wester, Sleet Magazine, American Studies Journal, Meridians, Shadowbox, Tidal Basin Review, Reverie, Tongues of the Ocean, Women in Judaism and numerous anthologies.
Learn more at Damaris B. Hill’s official website