Roberta Hill is a poet, fiction writer, essayist, scholar, and member of the Oneida Nation. Her poetry collections are Cicadas: New and Selected Poetry (Holy Cow! Press, 2013), Philadelphia Flowers (Holy Cow! Press, 1996), Star Quilt (Holy Cow! Press, 1999), and others. Hill’s poems and stories appear in The Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry, The Southern Review, Northwest Review, The Nation, American Poetry Review and elsewhere. She is Professor Emerita of English and American Indian Studies at University of Wisconsin-Madison.
“Two Words” from Native Innovation: Indigenous American Poetry in the 21st Century, copyright © 2013 by Roberta Hill. Reprinted by permission of the author.
Days of Smoke: Poets on the Climate Crisis is made possible in part through a partnership with Battery Park City Authority and in collaboration with the Poetry Coalition’s 2023 program theme, “And so much lost you’d think / beauty had left a lesson”: Poetry and Grief. Special thanks to curator Ryan Mita; Abby Ehrlich and JP Diaz at the Battery Park City Authority; Fred Courtright at The Permissions Company and Robert Shatzkin at W.W. Norton.