My primary focus is personal and collective peacekeeping. I write poems to transmute chronic grief associated with the exploitation and murder of innocents in the warring culture.


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Meg with monarch butterfly during release, Lost Species Day 2017

Meg with monarch butterfly during release, Lost Species Day 2017

megan [at] meganhollingsworth [dot] com

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& Published Work


Knock On My Door - poetry reading 2016 / Interspecies Intersectional Justice Conference, Whidbey Institute, Washington

Regeneration & Refugees - Opening Gratitudes 2016 / Cotati, California

'Busted Open' 2014 / Tell Us Something; MCAT video: 'Busted Open' begins at 44:50


The Fly, Destiny and the Meaning of Life - my answer to What is the meaning of life? at Excellence Reporter

Suffering With: Grief Art & Peacekeeping 2018 on WATT NEXT? show at MARLOW FM 97.5

Grief and Water 2017 / with Azul Thome at SOULand

First, a mother 2015 / with Lise Weil at Dark Matter: Women Witnessing

Creatively Mending Wounds 2015 / with Bonnie Bright at Depth Insights

The DP Interview 2013 / with Chris Oestereich via The Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale

Until We Grieve 2013 / with Sami Grover via TreeHugger

Raising The Great Mother 2017, Leli poem & Clinging to Certainties, Belonging to Joy essay re: NTHE 2016 / Kosmos Journal Online

Pacific with commentary 2015 / DARK MATTER: WOMEN WITNESSING, Issue #2. 'Fragile Ongoing'

'The Inequality of Wildness and Necessity of Wildness for Equality' in Wicked Problems Collaborative Book 1: what do we do about inequality? 

Riding the Bus 2015, Changing the Climate of Climate Talk 2014, What the World Requests 2014Life is Our Cause 2012  / Elephant Journal

“Mourning the Loss of Nature—the Hope of Recovering Our Senses”, Natural Transitions Magazine, Fall 2011, Volume 1, Issue 3.

 “Practicing Peace in a World of Impermanence”, “The Way” (poem), “Stone Love” (poem), Spirit Rising: Young Quaker Voices, Quaker Press of Friends General Conference, 2010.

Academics and Awards

2007 MS Environmental Studies

1997 BS Applied Health Science / High Distinction

2008 Grantee - Culture and Animals Foundation

Culture and Animals Foundation (CAF) supported promotion and two performances of THE WHALE MEMORIAL DANCE multimedia tribute to cetaceans. CAF funds supported the production of DVDs for distribution and two performances: Indiana University Bloomington presented in conjunction with a lecture from Dr. Lori Marino on cetacean intelligence and sentience (April 2008) and performance during Naropa University’s Earth Day celebration (April 2011).