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Author Alison Swan

Alison Swan’s poems and essays have appeared in many publications, including her poetry chapbooks Before the Snow Moon and Dog Heart, the recent award-winning anthologies Elemental: A Collection of Michigan Creative Nonfiction, Ghost Fishing: An Eco-Justice Poetry Anthology, and Here: Women Writing on the Upper Peninsula; the journals North American Review and TriQuarterly, and The Michigan Poet broadside series and anthology. Her book Fresh Water: Women Writing on the Great Lakes is a Michigan Notable Book. She’s been awarded a Mesa Refuge Residency and the Michigan Environmental Council’s Petoskey Prize for Grassroots Environmental Leadership. She teaches in the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at Western Michigan University and lives in Ann Arbor. Learn more about her poetry chapbooks with Alice Greene & Co.

Cover of Dog Heart by Alison Swancover of before the snow moon

or visit Alison’s website.