Alison Deming

Alison Hawthorne Deming

Alison Hawthorne Deming is a winner of the Walt Whitman Award, finalist for the PEN Center West Award, and a former Stegner Fellow. She is the author of seven books of poetry and essays, and her work has been published widely in journals and magazines including The Georgia ReviewEcotone, and OnEarth. Her most recent book is Zoologies: On Animals and the Human Spirit published by Milkweed Editions. She is the director of the Creative Writing Program at the University of Arizona and a board member of Orion Magazine.



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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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