Imagining the characters (and the colors) of historical Milledgeville for Blood Ties; resisting the lure of nostalgia; writing about the women in his family and their effects of his life; the importance of the "grandmother poems."
"The Morning with Many Tongues," Readings by and interview with Sean Hill
Published on February 27, 2009
Set in locations around his hometown of Milledgeville, Georgia, Sean Hill reads four poems from his debut collection, Blood Ties & Brown Liquor. Drawing upon oral history and close observation, Hill explores biography as well as racial history through several generations of a fictional African American family.
"The Morning with Many Tongues" is part of the Poets in Place series, a Research Collaboration in the Humanities initiative funded through Emory University’s Presidential Woodruff Fund, in collaboration with the Office of the Provost. Series producers are Natasha Trethewey and Allen Tullos.