Noy Holland is the author of two books, The Spectacle of the Body and What Begins With Bird. Her short fiction has appeared in Conjunctions, The Quarterly, Open City, NOON, Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art, Black Warrior Review, Glimmer Train, and Ploughshares. Ms. Holland received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in 2003; she has been a John Gardner Fellow at BreadLoaf, a finalist for a Massachusetts Cultural Council Individual Artist Award, and a resident at the MacDowell Colony. Formerly a teacher at Philips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, she now teaches fiction writing in the MFA Program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Currently, she directs the Writers in the Schools Project and is co-director of the Juniper Initiative for Literary Arts and Action. In 2004, she collaborated with the University of Massachusetts Press in the founding of the Juniper Prize in Fiction.
- "Rooster Parlor Cricket Goose" (excerpt)