Simmons Buntin

Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet

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

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 & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Anthologies:
The Chalk Circle: Award-Winning Multicultural Essays (Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing, 2012)
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Wildbranch: An Anthology of Nature, Environmental, and Place-based Writing (University of Utah Press, 2010)
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Poetry: Reading It, Writing It, Publishing It (Salmon Poetry, 2009)
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Telling It Real: The Best of Pilgrimage Magazine, 2003-2008 (Pilgrimage Press, 2009)
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Telling it Real: The Best of Pilgrimate Magazine, 2003-2008 (Pilgrimage Press, 2009)
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Salmon: A Journey in Poetry, 1981-2007 (Salmon Poetry, 2007)
Book:
Riverfall (Salmon Publishing, 2005)
Journals: ,
Dark Sky Magazine
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Hawk & Handsaw: The Journal of Creative Sustainability
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ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment
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Poetry

Anthologies:
Dogs Singing: A Tribute Anthology (Salmon Poetry, 2011)
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Writing the Future: Progress and Evolution (MIT Press, 2004)
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Mercy of Tides: Poems for a Beach House (Salt Marsh Pottery Press, 2003)
Book:
Bloom (Salmon Poetry, 2010)
Journals: ,
Corridors Literary Magazine
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Freshwater
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Hawk & Whippoorwill
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Isotope: Journal of Nature and Science Writing
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Kyoto Journal
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Potomac Review
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Shaking Like a Mountain
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Snowy Egret
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Spiral Orb
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The LJB: Avian Life, Literary Arts
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Verse Daily
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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

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
White, Swedish American
Prefers to work with: 
Children, Naturalists/Environmentalists
Born in: 
Miami
Raised in: 
Tucson, AZ
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Last update: Mar 12, 2013