Barbara Hurd

Frostburg, Maryland

Barbara Hurd is the author of Stirring the Mud: On Swamps, Bogs, and Human Imagination (essays) and Objects in this Mirror (poems). Her essays and poems have appeared in numerous journals including Best American Essays 1999, Best American Essays 2001, The Yale Review, The Georgia Review, Orion, Nimrod, Prairie Schooner, New Letters, Audubon, Painted Bride Quarterly, Heliotrope, and others. The recipient of a 2002 NEA Fellowship in Creative Nonfiction, four Maryland Individual Artist Awards for Poetry, winner of the Sierra Club’s National Nature Writing Award, and finalist for the Annie Dillard Award for Creative Nonfiction and the PEN/Jerard Award, she teaches creative writing at Frostburg State University in Frostburg, MD and co-edits Nightsun. Stirring the Mud was recently named to the Los Angeles Times’ list of “Best Books of 2001.”

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