Christopher Cokinos is an American poet and writer of nonfiction on nature and the environment. He is the winner of the Sigurd Olson Nature Writing Award, the Fine-Line Prize for Lyric Prose (from Mid-American Review), and the Glasgow Prize for an Emerging Writing of Nonfiction. His essays, poems and reviews have appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Iowa Review, Ecotone, Orion, Poetry, Western Humanities Review, and Science, among many other venues. Cokinos publications include Killing Season (poetry), Hope Is the Thing with Feathers: A Personal Chronicle of Vanished Birds (nonfiction), and The Fallen Sky: An Intimate History of Shooting Stars (nonfiction).
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