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Noy Holland

What Begins With a Bird

Noy Holland is the author of Swim for the Little One First (FC2), What Begins with Bird (FC2), The Spectacle of the Body (Knopf), and, most recently, Bird (Counterpoint). She has published work in Conjunctions, The Quarterly, The Believer, NOON, New York Tyrant, Fairy Tale Review, Western Humanities Review, and Post Road, among others. She was a recipient of a Massachusetts Cultural Council award for artistic merit and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. She has taught for many years in the MFA Program for Poets and Writers at the University of Massachusetts, as well as at Phillips Andover and the University of Florida. For more, visit

"Stop Up Your Ears and Secede: An Interview with Noy Holland," conducted by Hilary Plum at The American Reader.