Alison Hawthorne Deming

Alison Hawthorne Deming is the author of five books of poetry and four books of nonfiction, including Zoologies: On Animals and the Human Spirit, published in 2014. She received a 2015 Guggenheim Fellowship. Her latest poetry book Stairway to Heaven along with her collaboration with photographer Stephen Strom, Death Valley: Painted Light appeared in 2017.

Mar/Apr 2021

Views of Nature

By Alison Hawthorne Deming

After Alexander von Humboldt Von Humboldt wrote that the ancient mind didn’t much care for nature — the thing itself instead filling sea and land with symbols of human power and fear […]

Mar/Apr 2021

The Bog

By Alison Hawthorne Deming

The pond flooded over its banks when winter storms heaped gravel blocking its outlet to the sea. Peat-rich water rose to drown sheep laurel, Labrador tea, pitcher plants, dragon’s mouth […]