Alison Hawthorne Deming

Creative Writing ProgramDepartment of EnglishTucson, AZ 85721
Phone: 
520-621-3250
E-mail: 
Website: 
alisonhawthornedeming.com

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

Book

Writing the Sacred Into the Real
(Milkweed Editions,
2000)
Temporary Homelands
(Picador,
1996)
Science & Other Poems
(Louisiana State University Press,
1994)
The Monarchs: A Poem Sequence
(Louisiana State University Press,
1997)
The Edges of the Civilized World
(Picador,
1999)
Genius Loci
(Penguin,
2005)
Rope
(Penguin,
2009)
Zoologies: On Animals and the Human Spirit
(Milkweed Editions,
2014)

Anthology

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.

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

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Listing last updated: November 17, 2013.