Arden Eli Hill is a PhD student in Creative Writing (Poetry). He also writes Creative Non-Fiction and is working on a specialization in Women's and Gender studies. Arden holds an MFA from Hollins University. He is working on a fictionalized memoir told in poems that delves into adoption, race, gender, sexuality, and disability. Arden is from southern Louisiana but lived in the DC and Boston areas before moving to the prairie. Arden recently won the Gaffney/Academy of American Poets award. He served as a Senior Poetry Reader for Prairie Schooner and his work has appeared in such publications as Willow Springs, Western Humanities Review, and Joselyn NOW.