Holly Wren Spaulding

Holly Wren Spaulding is the founder of Poetry Forge, where she empowers writers to explore the fullness of their humanity through the practice of poetry. A passionate teaching artist, collaborator, and editor, she works across disciplines to expand the definition of what it means to be a poet in the world. In 2018, the National Endowment for the Arts supported her role in the conception of a residency entitled the Long Memory Project. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, The Nation, Michigan Quarterly Review, Witness, Poetry Northwest, The Ecologist and in Elemental: A Collection of Michigan Creative Nonfiction, among other places. She is author of If August, Pilgrim, and The Grass Impossibly, and is a member of the creative writing faculty at Interlochen Center for the Arts, where she began her education more than 30 years ago.

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