Alison Hawthorne Deming’s fourth book of nonfiction, Zoologies: On Animals and the Human Spirit, will be published in 2014. She is the author of four books of poems, most recently Rope, and coeditor of The Colors of Nature: Culture, Identity and the Natural World. She received the Walt Whitman Award from the American Academy of Poets, two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, the Wallace Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University, and the Bayer Award in Science Writing. Her poems and essays have appeared in numerous publications including The Norton Book of Nature Writing, Best American Science and Nature Writing, The Georgia Review, Creative Nonfiction, Orion, and OnEarth. She is Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Arizona.
The New York Times Book Review's “100 Notable
Books of 2013” features works by several recent
and former Conference faculty members, visitors,
and participants, including Ramona Ausbel,
Frank Bidart, Jhumpa Lahiri, Jamie Quatro,
Anthony Marra, Claire Messud, Lore Segal, Rebecca
Solnit, and Meg Wolitzer.
Fellow Tiphanie Yanique: