Thursday, November 19, 2009
DaMaris B. Hill interview: 11-18-2009
I interviewed DaMaris B. Hill on Wednesday, November 18th, 2009, in Lawrence, KS. DaMaris is a doctoral student in the English Creative Writing program at the University of Kansas. She is a member of the National Writing Project and a graduate of Morgan State University with an M.A. degree in English. Her story "On the Other Side of Heaven-1957" won the 2003 Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Award for Short Fiction. She is currently writing a novel about female juvenile delinquents during the Great Depression. She is also working on a chap book of her poetry. Some of her past writing has been published in the Bermuda Anthology of Poetry, the African American National Biography Project, Warpland, Mourning Katrina: A Poetic Response to Tragedy, Women in Judaism, and The Sable Quill. DaMaris was recently featured on The Black Bottom, a blog dedicated to the critical discussion of African American politics and culture in Michigan, the Great Lakes region, and the United States as a whole. She served as the co-coordinator of the 2008 NWP Professional Writing Retreat anthology. Currently, she serves as the Collections Specialist for the Project on the History of Black Writing at the University of Kansas.
You can listen to DaMaris' interview as a podcast, or download the MP3 of the interview at this link.
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