Holly Day


Holly Day has worked as a freelance writer for over 35 years, with over 7,000 published articles, poems, and short stories and 40 books and chapbooks—most recently, the nonfiction books, Music Theory for Dummies, Music Composition for DummiesTattoo FAQ, and History Lover’s Guide to Minneapolis; and the poetry books, A Book of Beasts (Weasel Press), The Tooth is the Largest Organ in the Human Body (Anaphora Press), Bound in Ice (Shanti Arts Publishing), and Cross-Referencing a Book of Summer (Silver Bow Publishing). Her writing has been nominated for a National Magazine Award, a 49th Parallel Prize, an Isaac Asimov Award, multiple Pushcart awards, and a Rhysling Award, and she has received two Midwest Writer’s Grants, a Plainsongs Award, the Sam Ragan Prize for Poetry, and the Dwarf Star Award from the Science Fiction Poetry Association. She currently works as a freelance content writer for Hunter & Bard and as a writing instructor at The Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis and the Richard Hugo House in Seattle. 


“Holly went above and beyond in her advice and personal examples she was able to provide for us to learn from. She gave us handouts to look at before the course started, and these were incredibly helpful to have. Her wealth of experience and knowledge was really key.”

“She’s charismatic and knowledgeable.”

“Holly was a supportive and thorough educator, who took time to make sure that everyone understood her content and made sure that all our questions were answered. She also made it very clear that we could contact her any time with additional questions, and this level of support was very encouraging.”