Alison Hawthorne Deming’s most recent book is the collection of poems "Stairway to Heaven." She is the author of four nonfiction books, most recently "Zoologies: On Animals and the Human Spirit" (Milkweed Editions, 2014) and four additional poetry books. Her first book, "Science and Other Poems" won the Walt Whitman Award of the Academy of American Poets. She edited "Poetry of the American West: A Columbia Anthology" and coedited "The Colors of Nature: Culture, Identity and the Natural World."
Deming's work has been widely anthologized, including in "The Norton Book of Nature Writing" and "Best American Science and Nature Writing." She is an Agnese Nelms Haury Chair in Environment and Social Justice at the University of Arizona where she is a Professor of Creative Writing and Affiliated Faculty with the Institute of the Environment. She is a 2015 Guggenheim Fellow and lives in Tucson, Arizona and Grand Manan, New Brunswick.