Sean Hill

Sean Hill's debut poetry collection, Blood Ties & Brown Liquor, was published by the University of Georgia Press in 2008. Set in his hometown of Milledgeville, Georgia, from the mid-1800’s to the present, these poems engage notions of the African American community and family, interpretations of race relations, personal and societal history, and Southern identity. He is working on a new manuscript that focuses on his evolving definitions of “home” and “self” and “the world”—working with and writing from the initial culture shock and alienation he experienced in moving from the Deep South to northern Minnesota five years ago, as well as traveling in this country and abroad. He is currently a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. More information can be found at his website: