Simmons Buntin

P.O. Box 19161
Tucson, AZ 85731-9161
(520) 241-7390

Author's Bio

Simmons B. Buntin is the founding editor of A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments, at 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

(Salmon Poetry, 2010)
, Riverfall
(Salmon Publishing, 2005)
Dogs Singing: A Tribute Anthology
(Salmon Poetry, 2011)
, Mercy of Tides: Poems for a Beach House
(Salt Marsh Pottery Press, 2003)
, Poetry: Reading It, Writing It, Publishing It
(Salmon Poetry, 2009)
, Salmon: A Journey in Poetry, 1981-2007
(Salmon Poetry, 2007)
, 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)
, The Chalk Circle: Award-Winning Multicultural Essays
(Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing, 2012)
, Toward the Livable City
(Milkweed Editions, 2003)
, Wildbranch: An Anthology of Nature, Environmental, and Place-based Writing
(University of Utah Press, 2010)
, Writing the Future: Progress and Evolution
(MIT Press, 2004)
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, Salamander, Shaking Like a Mountain, Snowy Egret, Sou'wester, South Dakota Review, Southern Humanities Review, Spiral Orb, Stimulus Respond, Sugar House Review, A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments, 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 Won: 
Academy of American Poets Prize, Colorado Artists Fellowship for Poetry, Mount St. Helens Field Residency, Various State/Local Arts Commission Travel and Development Grants

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: 
Raised in: 
Tucson, AZ
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Last updated: Mar 12, 2013