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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

Books:
Bloom (Salmon Poetry, 2010), Riverfall (Salmon Publishing, 2005)
Anthologies:
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)
Journals:
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
Prizes:
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?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Caucasian, Swedish American
Prefers to work with:
Children, Naturalists/Environmentalists
Born in:
Miami, FL
Raised in:
Tucson, AZ

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