Hunter Liguore is an Associate Professor of Writing at Western Connecticut State University and teaches historic fiction through the MFA writing program at Lesley Univeristy in Cambridge, MA. A long-time naturalist and activist, she has written on a variety of topics that promote compassionate awareness towards the environment, indigenous rights, and endangered species. She was named the 2015 Writer-in-Residence at the Edwin Way Teale Nature Preserve. A two-time Pushcart-Prize nominee, her work has appeared in various publications, including: Orion Magazine, Anthropology and Humanism, Irish Times, Writer's Digest Poetry Market 2017, The Writer Magazine, The Writer's Chronicle, Chronicle of Higher Education, Bellevue Literary Review, New Plains Review, Masters Review, DESCANT, Strange Horizons, and an upcoming wildlife anthology from Ashland Creek Press. Her story, “The Design of One’s Day,” won honorable mention in the Austin Chronicle Short Story Contest, 2015. She is the first place recipient of the 2015 Ethnographic Fiction competition sponsored by the American Anthropological Association. Her forthcoming novel is represented by Regal & Hoffman Literary in New York. Additionally, Hunter has dedicated a lifetime to the research of ancient "myths" and sacred texts, including the work of Plato, Sun Tzu, and creation myths of indigenous cultures, and is currently working on a series of books to bring that research to a contemporary audience. www.hunterliguore.org
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