Reading by Alison Hawthorne Deming

Date: 04.21.2017 - 04.21.2017

Time: 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Location: River Run Bookstore, Portsmouth, NH

With opening reading by Creative Writing Alumna, Irene McGarrity

April 21, 2017 

6pm Meet NHIA's Dean of Graduate Studies and MFA Creative Writing Director, 6:30pm Reading

This event is free and open to the public

Join us in celebrating National Poetry Month with a reading by award-winning poet, Alison Hawthorne Deming. Deming will read from her new collection, Stairway to Heaven. Deming is a poet, an essayist and Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Arizona. She has won multiple awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Walt Whitman Award. A range of books from her catalogue will be available for the signing. Before the event, mingle with NHIA faculty and staff and learn about NHIA’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing

Deming was born and grew up in Connecticut. Her most recent books are the poetry collection Stairway to Heaven (Penguin 2016) and Death Valley: Painted Light, a collaboration with photographer Stephen Strom (George F. Thomson 2016). The essay collection Zoologies: On Animals and the Human Spirit was published by Milkweed Editions in 2014. A recent Guggenheim Fellow, she is the author of Science and Other Poems (LSU Press, 1994), winner of the Walt Whitman Award of the Academy of American Poets; The Monarchs: A Poem Sequence (LSU, 1997), Genius Loci (Penguin Poets, 2005), and Rope (Penguin Poets, 2009); and three additional nonfiction books, Temporary Homelands (Mercury House, 1994; Picador USA, 1996), The Edges of the Civilized World (Picador USA, 1998), finalist for the PEN Center West Award, and Writing the Sacred Into the Real (Milkweed, Credo Series). She edited Poetry of the American West: A Columbia Anthology (Columbia University Press, 1996) and co-edited with Lauret E. Savoy The Colors of Nature: Essays on Culture, Identity, and the Natural World (Milkweed, 2002; revised and expanded edition, 2011). She received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2015. . Former Director of the University of Arizona Poetry Center, she currently is Agnese Nelms Haury Chair of Environment and Social Justice and Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Arizona.

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