About Holly J. Hughes

Holly J. Hughes is the editor of the award-winning anthology Beyond Forgetting: Poetry and Prose about Alzheimer’s Disease . Her chapbook Boxing the Compass won the 2007 Floating Bridge chapbook contest. A recipient of residencies at Hedgebrook, Centrum, and the Vermont Studio Center, she is a graduate of the Pacific Lutheran University MFA program, Rainier Writing Workshop.

The Pen and The Bell: Making Room to Write in a Crowded World

Brenda Miller and Holly J. Hughes, two skillful writers and past contributors to Writing It Real (be sure to click on their names to read their distinguished bios), have written a manuscript aimed at helping writers encourage and pay attention to their writing in the midst of commitments that squelch the meditative state required to … Continue reading

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Ekphrastic Poetry

[This week we are starting a series of postings with poetry and creative nonfiction writing exercises offered by writers who teach. No matter what genre you favor, try the exercises they describe, and you will most certainly surprise yourself with new and interesting writing. — ed] The term ekphrastic comes from the Greek ekphrasis—ek “out … Continue reading

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