EXCELLENCE IN THE LITERARY AND VISUAL ARTS
Barbara Hurd is the author of Listening to the Savage / River Notes and Half-Heard Melodies (University of Georgia Press 2016), Tidal Rhythms (with photographer Stephen Strom, George F. Thompson Publishing 2016), Walking the Wrack Line (University of Georgia Press 2008), Entering the Stone, a Library Journal Best Natural History Book of the Year (Houghton Mifflin 2003), and Stirring the Mud, a Los Angeles Times Best Book of 2001 (Beacon Press 2001).
Her work has appeared in numerous journals including LitHub, Bellingham Review, Prairie Schooner, Best American Essays, The Yale Review, The Georgia Review, Orion, Audubon, The Sun, and others. The recipient of a 2015 Guggenheim Fellowship, an NEA Fellowship for Creative Nonfiction, winner of the Sierra Club’s National Nature Writing Award, three Pushcart Prizes, and five Maryland State Arts Council Awards, she teaches in the MFA in Writing Program at the Vermont College of Fine Arts. www.barbarahurd.com