Holly Haworth's essays, reporting, and poetry appear in The New York Times Magazine, Orion magazine, Oxford American, Terrain.org, The Utne Reader, Virginia Quarterly Review, Lapham's Quarterly and at the On Being radio program blog, among other places. Her work has received several Pushcart Prize nominations. It has been listed as notable in The Best American Travel Writing and included in The Best American Science and Nature Writing.
Holly has taught environmental education, creative writing, literature, geography, folklore, herbalism, fermentation, botany, and forestry classes since 2007, to people ages 3 to 90.
Holly's hound dog's name is Banjo.
MFA in Creative Writing, Hollins University, 2015
Southern Appalachian Naturalist Certificate, Great Smoky Mountains Institute, 2015
B.A. in English (rhetoric and writing), University of Tennessee, 2005
Awards, Honors and Recognitions
Best American Science & Nature Writing • essay in forthcoming 2019 anthology
Pushcart Prize nomination from Terrain.org • 2017
Best American Travel Writing • notable essay • 2017
Guadalupe Mountains National Park Artist-in-Residence • Summer 2015
Pushcart Prize nomination from Still: The Journal • 2015
Jackson Fellowship in Creative Writing • Hollins University • 2013
Fellowship in Environmental Journalism • Middlebury College • 2011
Thomas J. Lyons Fellowship • Western Literature Association • 2009
Russell Fellowship • Utah State University • 2009