Holly Wren Spaulding

I’m an editor, collaborator, teacher of creative writing and author of two collections of poetry, Pilgrim (Alice Greene & Co., 2014) and The Grass Impossibly (Michigan Writers Cooperative Press, 2008).

I live in Williamsburg, Massachusetts and teach poetry and other writing workshops throughout western Massachusetts, and in northern Michigan at Interlochen College of Creative Arts and other fine arts institutions. I also mentor writers and artists through the development of sustainable crative practices, first manuscripts, live performances and collaborative projects.

On this site you’ll find information about my face-to-face and online classes, creative coaching, editorial services and ongoing Poetry Apprenticeship Program.

You can can learn a little bit more about me and my philosophy over on the FAQ page; you’ll also find me blogging about creative process, writing strategies and poetry prompts, and some of the good things I find in my excursions as a reader and observor of arts and ideas. Thanks for stopping by.



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I studied creative writing at University of Michigan and at Trinity College, in Dublin, Ireland. My poems, articles and reviews have appeared in The NationMichigan Quarterly ReviewWitnessThe Ecologist and in the book We Are Everywhere: The Irresistible Rise of Global Anti-Capitalism (Verso, 2003). My most recent collection of poems is Pilgrim (Alice Greene & Co., 2014). My first chapbook, The Grass Impossibly, was selected by poet Fleda Brown and awarded publication by Michigan Writers Cooperative Press in 2008. I’m a passionate collaborator interested in creating and sustaining spaces and conversations that defend imagination’s rightful place in the lives of 21st century humans.