Holly Wren Spaulding’s poems, articles and reviews have appeared in The New York Times, The Nation, Michigan Quarterly Review, Witness, The Ecologist, and in the book We Are Everywhere: The Irresistible Rise of Global Anti-Capitalism (Verso, 2003). Alice Greene & Co. published IF August in 2017 and Pilgrim in 2014. The Grass Impossibly was selected by Fleda Brown and awarded the 2008 Michigan Writers Cooperative Press Chapbook Award. She founded Poetry Forge in 2012, where she offers online and in person workshops for poets and contemplatives, and she is a member of the creative writing at Interlochen College of Creative Arts. Through her writing, courses, and private sessions, Holly Wren Spaulding creates spaces for people to experience a sustained encounter with a way of being that fosters a sense of calm sufficiency, and where a depth of intellectual and creative inquiry prevails. Her commitment, in each of these areas, is to make a space for the radical imagination at a time when creative thinking, boundary crossing, and greater empathy is needed in all areas of private and public life. She lives in Williamsburg, Massachusetts.