The remarkable poet Sean Hill opens Plymouth’s Literary Witnesses’s 2020 season Feb. 10, with additional performances by four of his accomplished friends from the Northwoods Writers Conference, which he directs: Erin Lynn Marsh, Preeti Kaur Rajpal, Naomi Cohn, and Julian Randall. The free event takes place in Guild Hall Monday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m.
Born and raised in Milledgeville, Ga., and a Stegner fellow at Stanford, Sean Hill has received additional fellowships from the Bush Foundation, Minnesota State Arts Board, The Jerome Foundation, the University of Wisconsin, and a Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. He is the author of Dangerous Goods, a Minnesota Book Award–winner, Blood Ties & Brown Liquor, named one of the Ten Books All Georgians Should Read, and is widely published in magazines and journals. Hill has been a professor of Creative Writing at the University of Alaska—Fairbanks and the Department of Writing & Linguistics at Georgia Southern University. Since 2012, he has directed the Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference at Bemidji State University. He currently lives in Montana with his family.
Erin Lynn Marsh is the author of the poetry collection Disability Isn’t Sexy (Jules’ Poetry Playhouse Publications, 2019), a finalist in the NM/AZ Book Awards. Preeti Kaur Rajpal is a recent Loft Literary Mentor Series Fellow, Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grantee, and 2019-2021 Jerome Hill Artist Fellow in Literature. Julian Randall, a Living Queer Black poet from Chicago, is the author of Refuse (Pitt, 2018), and Pilar Ramirez and the Prison of Zafa (Holt, winter 2022). Naomi Cohn, poet and teaching artist, works with older adults and people with disabilities.