Barbara Hurd is the author of The Epilogues (Standing Stone Books, 2021); 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 LitHubBellingham Review, Terrain, 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, Pushcart Prizes, and five Maryland State Arts Council Awards, she teaches in the MFA in Writing Program at Vermont College of Fine Arts.


EdD | University of Maryland

MEd | Frostburg State University

BA - Sociology | William & Mary

Robin MacArthur

Faculty, MFA in Writing [fiction]; Novel Retreat

Elena Passarello

Faculty, MFA in Writing [CNF]

Melissa Faliveno

Faculty, MFA in Writing [CNF]

Philip Metres

Faculty, MFA in Writing [poetry]

Patrick Madden

Faculty, MFA in Writing [CNF/hybrid forms]

David Wojahn

Faculty, MFA in Writing [poetry]; Postgraduate Writers' Conference