About Alison

Alison Hawthorne Deming is the author of five books of poetry and four books of nonfiction, including Zoologies: On Animals and the Human Spirit, published in 2014. She received a 2015 Guggenheim Fellowship. Her new poetry book Stairway to Heaven will be out from Penguin in September and her collaboration with photographer Stephen Strom, Death Valley: Painted Light, will be out in March. She is also the editor of two anthologies.

Alison teaches creative writing at the University of Arizona where she was recently appointed as Agnese Nelms Haury Professor of Environment and Social Justice. She serves on the board Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built + Natural Environments. She is a Senior Fellow at the Spring Creek Project at Oregon State University.

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