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Heather Swan

Heather Swan has a PhD in English with a minor in Culture, History, and the Environment and an MFA in poetry from UW-Madison. Her interests include environmental literature, environmental justice, animal studies, contemporary American poetry and fiction, post-colonial studies, visual studies, and insect poetics. Swan's recent book, Where Honeybees Thrive: Stories from the Field, won the 2017 Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award. Her poetry has appeared in journals such as Cream City Review, Poet Lore, Iris, Basalt,and Green Humanities Review, and her nonfiction has appeared or is forthcoming in ISLE, Resilience, Edge Effects, and Aeon. She is currently a lecturer at UW-Madison, where she is teaching environmental literature and writing. She is also a beekeeper.

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