Alison Deming

Alison Hawthorne Deming’s most recent books include A Woven World: On Fashion, Fisherman, and the Sardine Dress, Zoologies: On Animals and the Human Spirit, and the poetry collection Stairway to Heaven. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University, National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, and Walt Whitman Award, she is Regents Professor at the University of Arizona. She lives in Tucson and on Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick, Canada. Author photo by Bear Guerra.



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Early Spring

HOW ARE WE TO SEE OURSELVES as characters — as actors — in the enormous story of climate change and the planet’s diminishment? How do we change our role in the Continue reading


The Web

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