Sean Hill is on leave 2017-18

I was born and raised in Milledgeville, Georgia, but I lived in Texas, Wisconsin, California, and Minnesota before moving Alaska.

I teach graduate level writing courses including Forms of Poetry and Graduate Writers’ Workshop. I also teach undergraduate courses including Introduction to Creative Writing, Intermediate Poetry, Research Methods for Creative Writers, Undergraduate Writers’ Workshop, World Literature, and Understanding Literature.

Writing, Honors, and Awards:
My second poetry collection, Dangerous Goods, was awarded the Minnesota Book Award in Poetry, (Milkweed Editions, 2014). My first poetry collection, Blood Ties & Brown Liquor, was named one of the Ten Books All Georgians Should Read in 2015 by the Georgia Center for the Book, (UGA Press, 2008). I’ve received numerous awards including fellowships from Cave Canem, the Region 2 Arts Council, the Bush Foundation, Minnesota State Arts Board, The Jerome Foundation, The MacDowell Colony, the University of Wisconsin, and a Stegner Fellowship from Stanford University. Most recently, I’ve received a Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. My poems have appeared in Callaloo, Harvard Review, The Oxford American, Poetry, Tin House, and numerous other journals, and in several anthologies including Black Nature and Villanelles.

I am the director of the Midnight Sun Visiting Writers Series at UAF. I’m also a consulting editor at Broadsided Press, a monthly broadside publisher.

More information, as well as poems, can be found at his website: