Hurd, Barbara

Barbara Hurd is the author of Entering the Stone: On Caves and Feeling Through the Dark (Houghton Mifflin, 2003), The Singer's Temple (Bright Hill Press, 2003), Stirring the Mud: On Swamps, Bogs, and Human Imagination, a Los Angeles Times Best Book of 2001 (Beacon 2001), and Objects in this Mirror (Artscape, 1994). Her essays have appeared in numerous journals including Best American Essays 1999, Best American Essays 2001, The Yale Review, The Georgia Review, Orion, Audubon, and others. The recipient of a 2002 NEA Fellowship for Creative Nonfiction, winner of the Sierra Club’s National Nature Writing Award and a 2004 Pushcart Prize, she teaches creative writing at Frostburg State University in Frostburg, MD, and the Stoncecoast MFA of the University of Southern Maine.