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October 6-7, 2016
What's Simmons up to? Here's some of the latest news:
Simmons Buntin attended his second Mount St. Helens Science Pulse, joining writers, artists, and scientists for a week atop the Washington volcano.
Simmons Buntin served as workshop instructor, panelist, and editor
at Kachemak Bay Writer's Conference in Homer, Alaska.
Video: Simmons Buntin discusses his recent Animals in Poems class at the University of Arizona Poetry Center.
Animals in Poems: Reading and Writing Poems of Creatures Real and Imagined — a workshop at the University of Arizona Poetry Center — was taught by Simmons B. Buntin this spring.
"Poetry, Prose, and Place," a Literary Reading for the Randolph College Visiting Writers Series in Lynchburg, Virginia
Beauty: Two Perspectives on Art and Place, an image-rich discussion with Barbara Rogers and Simmons B. Buntin, facilitated by Alison Hawthorne Deming and presented by the University of Arizona Alumni Association, UA College of Fine Arts, and UA College of Humanities at the Aloft Hotel in Tucson, Arizona
"So You Want to Change the World? Literary Editors on Writing with a Social Purpose", featuring Simmons Buntin as editor-in-Chief of Terrain.org and others, at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Annual Conference and Bookfair in Seattle, Washington
Simmons Buntin facilitated Prospecting: The Terrain.org Literary Reading at Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park in Seattle
Simmons B. Buntin's second book of poems, Bloom, is now available in e-book (Kindle) version. Learn more now!
Terrain.org editor-in-chief Simmons Buntin launches redesigned Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built + Natural Environments, now published on a rolling basis.
Read Simmons's short lyrical essay "Garden Beds" in the new issue of Edible Baja Arizona.
Updated edition of Unsprawl: Remixing Spaces as Places, by Simmons B. Buntin with Ken Pirie, and featuring an introduction by Galina Tachieva, is now available from Planetizen Press! Learn more and order your copy now.
Simmons Buntin and Ken Pirie presented a lecture and slideshow, "Building Better on the Edge: Innovative New Communities in the Pioneering West" as part of the
Building a Better Bend lecture series: Discovery Park Lodge Conference Room, NorthWest Crossing, Bend, Oregon
Neighborhood Photo a Day: Beginning on Earth Day, keep up with Simmons's new Civano photo album, where he's uploading one new photo taken that day, each day, from his southern Arizona neighborhood.
Simmons B. Buntin gave a talk and reading, "Remixing Spaces as Places", as part of the Next American Nature and Science Writing Series, sponsored by the University of Arizona Institute of the Environment and College of Humanities.
Unsprawl: Remixing Spaces as Places, by Simmons B. Buntin with Ken Pirie, and featuring an introduction by Galina Tachieva, is now available from Planetizen Press! Learn more and order your copy now.
With Kathryn Miles, Simmons Buntin and Terrain.org host the "Wild Lives / Raucous Pens" reading at the Emerald Necklace Conservancy's Shattuck Visitor Center in Boston, with Ecotone and Hawk & Handsaw. Good fun was had by all.
Simmons Buntin taught a six-week workshop, Poetry in Bloom: Reading and Writing Poems of Flowers, Gardens, and Landscapes, for the University of Arizona Poetry Center.
"Aftertude, or The Five Stages of Loss: Remembering Jake Adam York," a tribute by Simmons B. Buntin, appears in Essay Daily.
Simmons B. Buntin reviews Ann Fisher-Wirth's book of poems Dream Cabinet for the Winter 2013 issue of ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment.
Simmons B. Buntin reviews Scott Russell Sanders' Earth Works: Selected Essays in the Winter 2013 issue of Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built + Natural Environments.
Terrain.org editor-in-chief Simmons Buntin launches redesigned Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built + Natural Environments, plus new issue!
Simmons Buntin served as lead literary panelist for the Arizona Commission on the Arts 2012 Artist Research and Development Grants selection process.
Simmons participated in The Other Side of Otherness: Readings and a Discussion from Contributors to The Chalk Circle Anthology, with Samuel Autman, Katrina Grigg-Saito, and Tara L. Masih,
at ArtsFest 2012: Art & the Other at DePauw University.
Simmons Buntin served as a panel participant on "Poems, Prose, Paintings, Pictures: The Planet: The Arts as Climate Adaptation?" at the Adaptation Futures: 2012 International Conference on Climate Adaptation.
Simmons Buntin reviews William deBuys' A Great Aridness: Climate Change and the Future of the American Southwest for May/June 2012 issue of Orion.
Simmons B. Buntin's "Palo del Muerte" is the closing
essay in the new, critically-acclaimed anthology The Chalk Circle: Intercultural Prize-Winning Essays.
New issue of Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments launches — Issue No. 29, "Migration."
Simmons Buntin serves as judge for the University of Arizona Poetry Center's Summer Residency Program.
Simmons B. Buntins poem "Arc" is featured in the new anthology celebrating Arizona's centennial: Arizona: 100 Years, 100 Poems, 100 Poets.
Simmons Buntin's interview with Joy Harjo, originally appearing in Terrain.org, is featured in the new book Soul Talk, Song Language: Conversations with Joy Harjo.
Simmons Buntin quote and photo featured in new "Dear Subaru" ad.
Simmons Buntin and the One-Car Town blog are featured in the University of Arizona's Lo Que Pasa.
Simmons B. Buntin announces Terrain.org partnership with Planetizen Press to publish a book of updated Terrain.org UnSprawl case studies authored by Simmons and Ken Pirie. Due out fall 2012.
Simmons B. Buntin launches new blog: One-Car Town: Logging the one-car lifestyle in new suburbia.
Bloom reviews are now available in:
Issue No. 27 of Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments, edited by Simmons B. Buntin, is now live with the theme of "Entropy." Simmons conducts an interview with author James Howard Kunstler and wrote the UnSprawl case study of Rockville Town Square in this issue.
Simmons B. Buntin accepts invitation to become contributing editor of Shenandoah: The Washington and Lee Review and will assist with the highly esteemed literary journal's transition from print to online format.
Simmons B. Buntin joins the editorial board of Hawk & Handsaw: The Journal of Creative Sustainability, an outstanding place-based journal published by Unity College in Maine.
Simmons B. Buntin participated in the "From the Ashes: Writings from the Mount St. Helens Residencies" reading and slideshow (with Elizabeth Dodd and Derek Sheffield) at the
Western Literature Association Annual Conference in Prescott, Arizona.
Simmons B. Buntin's poem "Plastic," inspired by Chris Jordan's arresting photos of albatross chicks decaying around plastic they've swallowed on the Midway Islands, appears in the "biodiversity" issue of Kyoto Journal, published in parallel with the upcoming UN Workshop on Biodiversity in Japan.
Simmons B. Buntin's forthcoming book, Bloom, is profiled on the University of Arizona Poetry Center's website.
Simmons Buntin is profiled (and reads a poem against a slideshow of his photos) in Lo Que Pasa, the employee e-magazine of the University of Arizona.
Simmons B. Buntin's poem "Plastic," inspired by Chris Jordan's arresting photos of albatross chicks decaying around plastic they've swallowed on the Midway Islands, will appear in the forthcoming "biodiversity" issue of Kyoto Journal, published in parallel with the upcoming UN Workshop on Biodiversity in Japan.
Simmons B. Buntin's poem "Home and Back Again" was chosen as a finalist by Marie Howe in the TIFERET: A Journal of Spiritual Literature 2010 Poetry Contest.
Simmons B. Buntin's poem "Shower" will be included in the forthcoming anthology, Because I Said So: Poems on the Happiness and Crapiness of Parenthood.
Simmons Buntin has been selected as one of 12 nature and science writers participating in the Mount St. Helens Field Residencies this summer.
Simmons B. Buntin's second book of poetry, Bloom, will be published in October by Ireland's Salmon Poetry.
New issue of Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments launches — Issue No. 25, "Virtually There."
Simmons Buntin hosted the Terrain.org Issue No. 24 Launch and Reading (featuring David Rothenberg, Pamela Uschuk, Christopher Cokinos, and Deborah Fries) at the University of Arizona Poetry Center in Tucson. Listen to an mp3 of the performance and view the photo gallery.
Simmons Buntin's essay "A Pure Color" will appear in the forthcoming Wildbranch Anthology, with contributions from teachers and students of the Wildbranch Writing Workshop held each summer in Vermont.
Simmons Buntin participated in the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment biennial conference in Victoria, British Columbia. View Terrain.org Blog entries and the photo gallery.
Simmons Buntin's essay "A Pure Color" has been selected as an Honorable Mention in The Atlantic's 2008 Student Writing Contest.
Simmons Buntin's essay "Palo del Muerte" placed 2nd for the Tara L. Masih Intercultural Essay Prize in the Soul-Making Literary Competition.
Simmons Buntin has been awarded a UA Creative Writing Program Foundation Award for the 2007/2008 academic year.
Simmons Buntin is now writing a regular editorial for The Next American City magazine. Look for it on Tuesdays, and read all of the magazine's blogs here.
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