Alison Hawthorne Deming

Regents Professor, Creative Writing Program, Department of English, College of Social and Behavioral Science

Alison Hawthorne Deming's most recent books include Zoologies: On Animals and the Human Spirit and the poetry collection Stairway to Heaven. Recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University, National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, and Walt Whitman Award, she is Regents Professor at the University of Arizona.Formerly she served as Director of the UA Poetry Center and as Agnes Nelms Haury Chair in Environment and Social Justice. She lives in Tucson and on Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick, Canada. Her new nonfiction book A WOVEN WORLD will be out from Counterpoint Press in August 2021.


  • MFA in Poetry, Vermont College of Fine Arts
  • Wallace Stegner Fellowship, Stanford University