DaMaris B. Hill, PhD is a poet and creative scholar.  She is the author of Breath Better Spent: Living Black Girlhood, A Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thing: The Incarceration of African American Women from Harriet Tubman to Sandra Bland , The Fluid Boundaries of Suffrage and Jim Crow: Staking Claims in the American Heartland, \Vi-zə-bəl\   \Teks-chərs\ (Visible Textures) and other works. Her digital work includes “Shut Up In My Bones”, a twenty-first century poem.  Similar to her creative process, Hill’s scholarly research is interdisciplinary. She is a Professor of English, Creative Writing, and African American Studies at the University of Kentucky.