Barbara Hurd
 
Barbara Hurd  
An essay “not bound to its origins can become something that matters less for the situation it represents and more for what it—tough, resilient, lenslike—does, which is to rearrange the past and make possible a larger question, something perhaps about complicity, maybe forgiveness.”
 
 
from Barbara Hurd’s “Lime Sea Glass” in Walking the Wrack Line:
On Tidal Shifts and What Remains
     
 
 
Biography
 
Barbara Hurd is the author of
  • 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)
  • Objects in this Mirror (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 Pushcart Prizes in 2004 and 2007, Barbara Hurd teaches creative writing in the Stonecoast MFA program at the University of Southern Maine.