Roberta Hill, a poet of Wisconsin Oneida heritage, is the author of Star Quilt, a collection that integrates her ancestral culture with European-based approaches to verse. Hill credits the influence of other contemporary Native American writers as well as her musician father and well-read grandmother for instilling her work with its own rhythms and confidence. Hill holds an MFA is from the University of Montana and PhD from the University of Minnesota. She is currently an Associate Professor of English and American Indian Studies at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She serves on the Advisory Board for wicazo sa review. Hill is working on a biography of Dr. L. Rosa Minoka-Hill, her grandmother, the second American Indian woman doctor.