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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. Formerly Director of the University of Arizona Poetry Center, I'm Professor and Director 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 a student of jazz piano. My new nonfiction book ZOOLOGIES: ON ANIMALS AND THE HUMAN SPIRIT will be published by Milkweed Editions in August 2014.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
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)
Anthologies:
The Colors of Nature, (co-edited with Lauret E. Savoy) (Milkweed Editions, 2011), Poetry of the American West (Columbia University Press, 1996)
Prizes:
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: November 17, 2013

More Information

Listed as:
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
European American
Prefers to work with:
Any
Born in:
Hartford, CT
Raised in:
Avon, CT
Agent:
Laura Blake Peterson

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