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Alison Hawthorne Deming

Alison Hawthorne Deming

Author's Bio

I grew up in Connecticut. I now live in Tucson, Arizona and Grand Manan, New Brunswick, Canada. A 2015 Guggenheim Fellow, formerly Director of the University of Arizona Poetry Center, I'm Agnese Nelms Haury Chair in Environment & Social Justice and Professor of Creative Writing at UA;affiliated faculty with the UA Institute of the Environment; Senior Fellow with the Spring Creek Project, Department of Philosophy, Oregon State University; on Board of Directors for Orion magazine and terrain.org; and a student of jazz piano. My new nonfiction book ZOOLOGIES: ON ANIMALS AND THE HUMAN SPIRIT was published by Milkweed Editions in October 2014. A new book of poems STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN will be out from Penguin in 2016, as will be a collaboration with photographer Stephen Strom: DEATH VALLEY: PAINTED LIGHT.

Publications and Prizes

Zoologies: On Animals and the Human Spirit (Milkweed Editions, 2014), Rope (Penguin, 2009), Genius Loci (Penguin, 2005), Writing the Sacred Into the Real (Milkweed Editions, 2000), The Edges of the Civilized World (Picador, 1999), The Monarchs: A Poem Sequence (Louisiana State University Press, 1997), Temporary Homelands (Picador, 1996), Science & Other Poems (Louisiana State University Press, 1994)
The Colors of Nature, (co-edited with Lauret E. Savoy) (Milkweed Editions, 2011), Poetry of the American West (Columbia University Press, 1996)
Guggenheim Fellowship, Walt Whitman Award of Academiny of American Poets, Wallace Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University, two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowhsips, Fellowship at Fine Arts Work Center, Bayer Award in Science Writing, Pablo Neruda Prize, Pushcart Prize among others.

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Listing last updated: May 19, 2015

More Information

Listed as:
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings?
Travels for readings?
Identifies as:
European American
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Born in:
Hartford, CT
Raised in:
Avon, CT
Laura Blake Peterson

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