more about djh
DJ Hills (they/them) is a cross-genre writer, working in the intersections of poetry, prose, and performance.
A queer and genderqueer artist, DJ seeks to create and collaborate on art that works intentionally and explicitly to diversify the voices and experiences audiences and readers encounter onstage and in print.
As a playwright, DJ's work has been produced in the Baltimore-D.C. metro area and in southern Pennsylvania. DJ's writing appears most recently in Oyster River Pages, Appalachian Review, and Cold Mountain Review.
DJ received the Kratz Fellowship in Creative Writing from Goucher College, allowing them to live briefly in New Orleans where they wrote a cycle of poems inspired by the lives and culture of the Gulf Coast. In 2019 DJ was named a fellow for Baltimore's Cohesion Theatre, for which they wrote a play exploring the intersections of queerness, rural America, and the trauma of place.
DJ graduated from Goucher College with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and English with a concentration in writing. A proud Appalachian, DJ now lives in Baltimore.