Episode Sixteen- Sean Hill and D’Arcy McNickle

For our nineteenth episode, we discuss two powerful books, first a collection of contemporary poetry by recent Montana arrival Sean Hill, a Stegner Fellow from Stanford University, as well as a veteran of two other graduate programs, at the University of Georgia and Houston University. His collection Blood Ties and Brown Liquor, follows several generations of a fictional family in Hill’s home town of Milledgeville, Georgia.

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The second book is a classic novel by Native American writer D’Arcy McNickle. McNickle wrote The Surrounded while he was studying as a Rhodes scholar in London, about a young Native man who returns to the reservation from boarding school with an ultimate goal of leaving after a short stay. But as so often happens in any young person’s life, circumstances interfere with Archilde Leon’s plans.

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