Nell Smith

Welcome! Originally from Maine, I am a writer, field biologist, and educator based in the Intermountain West. My written work has appeared in both literary and scientific publications and I am always on the lookout for new projects that cultivate reciprocal relationships between the arts and sciences.

I hold an M.F.A. in Creative Writing and Environment & Natural Resources from the University of Wyoming and a B.A. in Environmental Studies and Arts & Letters from Prescott College. I have served as an editor or reader in many capacities, including for the literary magazines Longleaf Review and Alligator Juniper; the CLMP Firecracker Awards; the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards; and Real Ground Journal, a community conversation curated by the Natural History Institute. I am currently a reviewer for Consilience Journal.

I am working on a hybrid collection of place-based writing that explores the negotiations of love and belonging in both personal and ecological terms.

Photo Credit: Ashley Quick