Native Poet Roberta Hill reads for Literary Witness


Native Poet Roberta Hill reads for

Literary Witnesses on Monday, Sept. 21, 7pm.



Monday, Sept. 21 at 7pm at Plymouth Congregational Church (Nicollet Ave. at

Franklin), Literary Witnesses presents award-winning Oneida Nation poet and

University of Wisconsin professor Roberta Hill. Poet Joy Harjo calls her “one

of America’s best poets of her generation.”  

Author Louise Edrich says "Roberta Hill is a poet who understands

struggle, and generously imparts her passion for renewal.”  The free event is co-sponsored by The Loft

Literary Center and RainTaxi Review of Books. 

There is plenty of free parking.  A

reception and book signing will follow.


Roberta Hill is an enrolled member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin. Her

fiction, poetry, and essays have appeared in The American Indian Culture

and Research Journal, The Beloit Poetry Journal, Luna,

and Prairie Schooner among others. 

She has received a Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Fund Award and a

Chancellor’s Award from the University of Wisconsin. She teaches at the

University of Wisconsin-Madison.



newest book, Cicadas: New & Selected Poems, gathers together

seventy-five poems, from previous poetry collections Star Quilt and Philadelphia

Flowers, plus a generous selection of new poems culled from the past

thirty years.  Roberta’s poems are

powerful lyrical expressions of love and respect for family, friends, and fellow

artists within a wide context of contemporary life.



Witnesses is a program of the Fine Arts Board at Plymouth Congregational

Church. Over the past seventeen years, it has hosted

readings by major national poets, including four US Poet Laureates.