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Auburn University Profiles Simmons Buntin After Campus Lecture

The Soul of Place

Samford Hall at Auburn University

The Soul of Place

It’s been a whirlwind spring of travel following a pandemicful of non-travel. This spring, I worked the University of Arizona Wonder House at SXSW in Austin, represented Terrain.org at the AWP Conference in Philadelphia, and returned to my alma mater Auburn University to give a lecture on contemporary poetry and the climate emergency. It was the first time I’ve returned to Auburn in 17 years, and it was both an honor and a delight–and a bit of an adventure, dodging two tornadoes my first morning there!

One other honor is that the College of Liberal Arts, from which I graduated in 1991 with a BA in Political Science, interviewed me for a profile, and that’s now live:

The Soul of Place: Simmons Buntin ’91 works where beauty, environment and story intersect

Give it a read. And thanks so much to author Charlotte Tuggle, professor Miriam Clark, and everyone else who made my visit such a wonderful experience.