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Flags at Half-Staff

Eric Rozenman came to DC in 1980 as a congressional staffer and worked on or near Capitol Hill for many years. He is now...

Poem for Stacey Abrams

Baseball Trilogy When you combine a national treasure with the national pastime, you can’t lose. E. Ethelbert Miller is a literary activist and award-winning poet...

The Poetic Hill: Pivot

Sandra J. Lee is a native Washingtonian. She has an adult daughter and works in the childcare field. Her poem below puts an eloquent...

What Lies Within – The Poetic Hill

Capitol Hill resident Sarah Dawn Petrin is a humanitarian, poet and writer who is the author of “Bring Rain: Helping Humanity in Crisis,” in...

Jesus Had A Name for You

Chris Haley has published two previous books of poetry ‒ “Obsessions” and “Until the Right One Comes Along” ‒ and has just issued a...

Face to Face: The Poetic Hill

Capitol Hill poet Jean Nordhaus is the author of several highly regarded poetry collections, including “A Bracelet of Lies” (1987), “The Porcelain Apes of Moses Mendelssohn” (2002), “Innocence” (2006),...

Poem: for duke ellington

Reuben Jackson is a poet, music scholar, and critic who grew up in DC. He served as archivist and curator of the Smithsonian’s Duke...

Searchings: The Poetic Hill

Dana Gittings is a DC-area poet whose forthcoming collection, “The Dark Dance,” explores how a shared thread of compulsivity can, through the vehicle of...

The Poetic Hill: From A Child of Borrowed Churches

Gabriela Orozco grew up on Capitol Hill, the daughter of a father from Nicaragua and a mother whose family is South African Ashkenazi. In...

Now I See My Life with New Eyes: A Crowd-Sourced Poem

This year’s virtual Literary Hill BookFest featured a number of treats for poetry lovers: video readings by E. Ethelbert Miller, Teri Ellen Cross Davis,...