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Simmons Buntin

Author's Bio

Simmons B. Buntin is the founding editor of Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments, at http://www.terrain.org. He has published poetry and creative nonfiction in many North American and European journals and anthologies and has two collections of poetry: Riverfall (Salmon Poetry, 2005) and Bloom (Salmon Poetry, October 2010). He's a tall drink of water who is especially interested in community, new urbanism, urban design, sustainability, the Sonoran desert, and coyotes.

Publications and Prizes

Bloom (Salmon Poetry, 2010), Riverfall (Salmon Publishing, 2005)
The Chalk Circle: Award-Winning Multicultural Essays (Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing, 2012), Dogs Singing: A Tribute Anthology (Salmon Poetry, 2011), Wildbranch: An Anthology of Nature, Environmental, and Place-based Writing (University of Utah Press, 2010), Poetry: Reading It, Writing It, Publishing It (Salmon Poetry, 2009), Telling It Real: The Best of Pilgrimage Magazine, 2003-2008 (Pilgrimage Press, 2009), Telling it Real: The Best of Pilgrimate Magazine, 2003-2008 (Pilgrimage Press, 2009), Salmon: A Journey in Poetry, 1981-2007 (Salmon Poetry, 2007), Writing the Future: Progress and Evolution (MIT Press, 2004), Mercy of Tides: Poems for a Beach House (Salt Marsh Pottery Press, 2003), Toward the Livable City (Milkweed Editions, 2003)
Avocet, Bulletin of Science, Technology, and Society, Canadian Bulletin of Medical History, Copper Nickel, Corridors Literary Magazine, Dark Sky Magazine, Freshwater, Hawk & Handsaw: The Journal of Creative Sustainability, Hawk & Whippoorwill, High Desert Journal, ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment , Isotope: Journal of Nature and Science Writing, Kyoto Journal, Manhattan Review, Melic Review, Mid-American Review, New Mexico Humanities Review, North American Review, Octavo, Orion, Pilgrimage, Potomac Review, r.kv.r.y. quarterly literary journal, Salamander, Shaking Like a Mountain, Snowy Egret, Sou'wester, South Dakota Review, Southern Humanities Review, Spiral Orb, Stimulus Respond, Sugar House Review, Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments, The Aurorean, The LJB: Avian Life, Literary Arts, Tiferet: A Journal of Spiritual Literature, Trumpeter, Utah Holiday, Versal, Verse Daily, Weber Studies, Whiskey Island Magazine
Academy of American Poets Prize, Colorado Artists Fellowship for Poetry, Mount St. Helens Field Residency, Various State/Local Arts Commission Travel and Development Grants

Simmons Buntin Resume

Personal Favorites

Favorite Authors:
A.R. Ammons, Mary Oliver, Billy Collins, David Quammen, Ernest Hemingway, Alison Hawthorne Deming, Sandra Steingraber, Edward Abbey

Please note: All information in the Directory is provided by the listed writers or their representatives.
Listing last updated: March 12, 2013

More Information

Listed as:
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings?
Travels for readings?
Identifies as:
Caucasian, Swedish American
Prefers to work with:
Children, Naturalists/Environmentalists
Born in:
Miami, FL
Raised in:
Tucson, AZ

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