Sean Hill


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Author's Bio

Sean Hill is the author of Blood Ties & Brown Liquor (UGA Press, 2008). His awards include fellowships and grants from Cave Canem, the Bush Foundation, The MacDowell Colony, the University of Wisconsin, Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, the Jerome Foundation, and a Stegner Fellowship from Stanford University. His poems have appeared in Callaloo, Crab Orchard Review, DIAGRAM, the Oxford American, Ploughshares, Poetry, Tin House, and numerous other journals, and in several anthologies including Black Nature and Villanelles. His second collection of poetry, Dangerous Goods, is forthcoming from Milkweed Editions in 2014. More information can be found at

Publications & Prizes

Dangerous Goods (Milkweed Editions, 2014)
Blood Ties & Brown Liquor (University of Georgia Press, 2008)
Prizes won: 

2011 Minnesota Emerging Writers Grant from The Loft Literary Center; 2011 Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board; 2010 American Antiquarian Society Artist Fellowship; 2009 Hambidge Center Fellowship and New Artist Initiative Award; 2007 Stegner Fellowship at the Stanford Creative Writing Program; 2006 Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison; 2006 Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant, for travel to Kenya, Tanzania, and Egypt; 2005 MacDowell Colony Fellowship; 2005 Archibald Bush Foundation Artist Fellowship

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African American
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Milledgeville, GA
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Last update: Nov 30, 2013