Holly Woodward

Poet, Fiction Writer

Hoboken, NJ
New Jersey US

Author's Bio

Holly writes fiction and poetry, and is an artist as well. She has a PhD in writing and English literature from SUNY Binghamton, and was a doctoral fellow at Moscow University for a year, after two semesters at Saint Petersburg U.   She served as writer in residence at Saint Albans, Washington National Cathedral. Two anthologies of modern aphorists include her work. Her fiction and poetry have won prizes from Annie Dillard, Victor Lavalle, Kwame Dawes, Rafi Zabor, Paul Horgan, and others. For four years she was a fellow at CUNY Graduate Center’s Writers Institute. She is one of the handful of teaching artists on the official roster of the New Jersey State Council of the Arts.  

Publications & Prizes


Wanting (Gold Wake Press, 2009)
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Big City Lit
Chicago Review
Drunken Boat
Hotel Amerika
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The St. Petersburg Review
Prizes won: 

Rachel Westzeon Prize Unterberg Poetry Center, 92 Y

National Poetry Series book award finalist

StoryMagazine contest First Place

Literal Latte Fiction Contest Second Prize

New Letters Fiction Contest First Prize, judged by Michael Dorris

Saint Albans Writer in Residence, Washington National Cathedral, 

            Washington, DC. 1990-1991

More Information

Gives readings: 
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Prefers to work with: 
Children, Teachers, Teenagers
Born in: 
New York
Raised in: 
New York, NY
New York
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Last update: Jul 25, 2019