Marshall Hill is a scholar of the Americas who focuses on poetry as a site of investigation to consider how Black and Indigenous livingness re-writes notions and practices of human potentiality beyond regimes of racial capitalism and coloniality. His MA thesis took up this question in relation to the work of poets Aimé Césaire, Cecilia Vicuña, and Beth Brant to explore the poetics of decolonial thought. His PHD dissertation continues this investigation within a horizon of hemispheric exhaustion, arguing that while Black and Indigenous communities are kept in states of exhaustion by the dominant society they in turn possess the potential to generate new forms of life that exhaust such structures and strategies of containment. He is Onyota’a:ka and a member of the Oneida Nation of the Thames.
Appearing in: 22. Beneath the Surface: Identities in Rupture: Memoir