Author Archives: Holly Simonsen

Holly Simonsen

About Holly Simonsen

Holly Simonsen lives and works in her native Utah landscape. Primarily, her work explores the relationship between language and ecologically disrupted environments. She earned her MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her recent work has appeared in Hayden’s Ferry Review, Cutbank, Ecotone, NANO-Fiction, and elsewhere. Her manuscript, S AL T F LA T, was a finalist for the 2012 Yale Younger Poets Prize, among others. She was a recent fellow at the Vermont Studio Center and at the Djerassi Resident Artists’ Program.

A Bird in the Hand

From Equinox to Easter via Cesar Chavez, Holly Simonsen on eggs, family and gay marriage in Utah. Continue reading

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To Egg You On, Through the Political Seasons

From Easter to Autumn, equinox to equinox, Holly Simonsen negotiates her Mormon family and lesbian partner at the end of DOMA and Prop 8. Continue reading

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