Keynote Speaker: Alison Hawthorne Deming

Saturday, February 4, 2017

11:30 AM-1:30 PM

Alison Hawthorne Deming’s most recent nonfiction book is Zoologies: On Animals and the Human Spirit (Milkweed 2014). Recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, she is the author of three additional nonfiction books and five poetry books with Stairway to Heaven (Penguin) and Death Valley: Painted Light, in collaboration with astronomer/ photographer Stephen Strom out this year. Her first book Science and Other Poems won the Walt Whitman Award of the Academy of American Poets. She has received fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Wallace Stegner Fellowship from Stanford University, and the Bayer Award in Science Writing, among other honors. Former Director of the University of Arizona Poetry Center, she is Agnese Nelms Haury Chair in Environment and Social Justice and Professor in Creative Writing at the University of Arizona. Learn more at and