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Damaris Hill      

Scholar & Author of "A Bound Woman is a Dangerous Thing"

DaMaris B. Hill, PhD is the author of "A Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thing," "The Fluid Boundaries of Suffrage and Jim Crow: Staking Claims in the American Heartland" and "\Vi-zə-bəl\ \Teks-chərs\" (Visible Textures).Similar to her creative process, Hill’s scholarly research is interdisciplinary. 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, among 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 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, The Urban Bush Women, The Watering Hole Poetryand 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.

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