Holly Haworth has a degree in English and philosophy from the University of Tennessee. She earned an MFA at Hollins University, where she was a Jackson Fellow. She has also received the Russell Fellowship from Utah State University, the Thomas J. Lyons Fellowship from the Western Literature Association, and the Middlebury Fellowship in Environmental Journalism. In 2015 she was the artist-in-residence at Guadalupe Mountains National Park. Her work appears in The Oxford American, Orion, and Virginia Quarterly Review, among other places.