Despite being from Louisiana, Arden Eli Hill has never wrestled an alligator, only a kangaroo. Arden holds a Ph.D. in Creative Writing from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a specialization in Women and Gender Studies and an M.F.A. from Hollins University. He is a Gaffney/Academy of American Poets award winner who has published in Willow Springs, Western Humanities Review, Kaleidoscope, Breath and Shadow, the Lambda Literary award-winning anthology First Person Queer, its sequel, Second Person Queer, and most recently, Hip Mama. His science fiction poem “None of the Star Trek Ships are named after confederate Generals” is forthcoming from Strange Horizons, and his first chapbook, Bloodwater Parish, is forthcoming from Seven Kitchens Press. In case you are still thinking about the kangaroo, Arden won.


Ph.D., University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Creative Writing and Women's and Gender Studies

M.F.A., Hollins University