Awards : About Simmons B. Buntin
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  • Field Residency (Spring Creek Project at Oregon State University), Mount St. Helens Science Pulse 2010, July 2010
  • Finalist, for the poem "Home and Back Again," 2010 Poetry Contest, TIFERET: A Journal of Spiritual Literature, Spring 2010


  • Travel Grant, Arizona Commission on the Arts, Summer 2009
  • Honorable Mention, 2008 Collegiate Nonfiction Award, for the essay "A Pure Color," The Atlantic, April 2009
  • Nominee, 2009 Pushcart Prize for Poetry (nominated by Isotope for the poem "In May I Consider My Websites"), January 2009


  • Foundation Award, Creative Writing Program, English Department, The University of Arizona, Spring 2008
  • 2007 Creative Nonfiction Award, for the essay "The Sum of All Species," Mid-American Review, January 2008


  • Jack Huggins Scholarship for the Study of Literature in the Southwest, for the essay "Borderland Dreams: Tracking El Tigre in Southern Arizona and Beyond," The University of Arizona, Spring 2007


  • Tucson-Pima Arts Council Travel Grant, March 2006

2005 and Earlier

  • Colorado Artists Fellowship for Poetry, Colorado Council on the Arts, March 2000
  • 1999 Media Award for Sustainable Development, for A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments, Wirth Chair in Environmental and Community Development Policy, University of Colorado at Denver, February 2000
  • Outstanding Graduate, Master of Urban and Regional Planning Program, University of Colorado at Denver, June 1997
  • American Planning Association (Colorado Chapter) Best Student Project Award, for master's thesis titled Community Redeveloped: Redeveloping Suburban Downtowns for a Sustainable Future, June 1997
  • Academy of American Poets Poetry Prize, Auburn University, 1991
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