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, from George F. Thompson Publishing, 2016), Stepping into the Same River Twice (with artist Patricia Hilton, 2013), Walking the Wrack Line: On Tidal Shifts and What Remains (2008), Entering the Stone: On Caves and Feeling Through the Dark, a Library Journal Best Natural History Book of the Year (2003), The Singer’s Temple (2003), Stirring the Mud: On Swamps, Bogs, and Human Imagination, a Los Angeles Times Best Book of 2001 (2001), and Objects in this Mirror (1994).
Her work has appeared in numerous journals including Bellingham Review, Prairie Schooner, Best American Essays, The Yale Review, The Georgia Review, Orion, Audubon, 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, four Pushcart Prizes, and five Maryland State Arts Council Awards, she teaches in the MFA in Writing Program at Vermont College of Fine Arts.
MEd | Frostburg State University
BA - Sociology | William & Mary