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Field Work Poets-in-Residence

Katharine Coles

Former Utah Poet Laureate Katharine Coles is the program’s Poet-in-Residence in Salt Lake City. Coles’ seventh collection of poems, Wayward, will be published in June 2019; her memoir, Look Both Ways, was released in 2018. From 2012–2015, she worked as co-PI with computer scientist Miriah Meyer on the Poemage visualization tool. In 2010, she traveled to Antarctica to write poems under the auspices of the National Science Foundation’s Antarctic Artists and Writers Program. She has also received grants and fellowships from the NEA, the NEH, and the Guggenheim Foundation. She is founding co-director of the Utah Symposium in Science and Literature and a Distinguished Professor at the University of Utah.

Read Katharine Coles on her experience with Field Work.


Alison Hawthorne Deming

Alison Hawthorne Deming is the visiting Poet-in-Residence in Milwaukee. Deming is the author of 9 books of poetry and 4 nonfiction books, including a collaboration with Stephen Strom, a renowned professor of astrophysics. She was a lead Poet-in-Residence for Poets House’s Language of Conservation, a program featuring environmental-themed poetry installations in zoos and public libraries that aimed to deepen understanding of the natural world and environmental science.

Alison Hawthorne Deming shares words on being part of Field Work.