Curriculum Vitae
Curriculum Vitae
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Academic Experience

  • Masters of Fine Arts Degree in Creative Writing, University of Arizona, 2002
  • Bachelors of Science Degree in Biology, University of Arizona, 1980

Professional Experience

  • Editor, Rain Shadow Review, 2010-present
  • Editor, Walking Rain Review, 2001-2010
  • Editor, The Sonora Review, 1996-1997
  • Freelance writer, 1986-present
  • Public school teacher, 1981-1986

Honors and Awards

  • Southwest Books of the Year, 2011
  • Eric Hoffer Notable Book Award, 2008
  • Arizona Book Award finalist for Best Nature/Enviromental Book, 2008
  • Soros Justice Fellowship, 2007
  • Arizona Commission on the Arts grant, 2005
  • John Burroughs Medal for Wilderness and Razor Wire, 2002
  • Alligator Juniper prize, Second Place for "Weeds," 1999
  • "Notable Essay: The Best American Essays 2000 for "Queen."
  • "Notable Essay" The Best American Essays 1999 for “Of Swallows and
    Doing Time."
  • Pushcart Prize nomination for "Of Swallows and Doing Time" (Manoa, 1998)
  • Pushcart Prize nomination for "Raptors and Flycatchers" (Snowy Egret, 1997)
  • May Clayton Hayes Award for Creative Nonfiction, 1997

Fellowships and Residencies

  • Soros Justice Fellowship, 2007
  • The Mesa Refuge, Common Counsel Foundation, 2005
  • Salida Residency, Rocky Mountain Land Library, 2005
  • The Mesa Refuge, Common Council Foundation, 2002

Published Books
    
  • Chasing Arizona: An Obsession with the Grand Canyon State, 2014
  • Dry River: Stories of Life, Death, and Redemption on the Santa Cruz, 2011
  • Time of Grace (University of Arizona Press, Tucson) October 2007
  • Beyond Desert Walls (University of Arizona Press, Tucson), March 2005
  • Chiricahua Mountains (University of Arizona Press, Tucson), October 2003
  • Wilderness and Razor Wire (Mercury House, San Francisco), 2000


Published Articles and Essays (1995 - Present)

  • "Iconic Arizona," Desert Leaf, 2014
  • "Chasing Gods," Blue Lyra Review, 2014
  • "Tucson, Arizona," Orion, Fall 2013
  • "A Bridge to Everywhere," Vermilion Flycatcher, 2013
  • "River Gods" Living Now (Anthology), 2011
  • The Way of Natural History (Anthology), 2011
  • "Digging Mars," Stories from the Other Side (Anthology), 2011
  • "Night of the Grunion," Stories from the Other Side, 2011
  • "Walking Above the Membrane," Stories from the Other Side, 2011
  • "Seeing," Stories from the Other Side, 2011
  • "Wastewater Holy Water," Sky Island Alliance newsletter, Fall 2008
  • "Gluttony," Walking Rain Review, July 1, 2008
  • "Night Time," Let There Be Night (Anthology), 2008
  • Tumacacori: Highland of Jaguars," Art in Wilderness (Anthology),     
    December 2007
  • "Sex and Society," Walking Rain Review, July 1, 2007
  • "The Indifference of Geology, Sky Island Alliance newsletter, Spring 2007
  • "Iguana 101," Qarrtsiluni, 2007
  • "Blurred Lines, Borderless Wings," Sonora Review, Spring 2006
  • "Tumacácori: Highland of Jaguars," The Fourth River, Mar. 1, 2006
  • “His Preferred Immortality,” Los Angeles Times, Sept. 20, 2005
  • “A Southwestern Legend Returns,” Los Angeles Times, Aug. 30, 2005
  • “Searching for Ed,” Walking Rain Review, July 1, 2005
  • “Desert’s Child,” Pilgrimage, Apr. 8, 2005
  • “God Love My Conservative In-Laws,” Walking Rain Review, July 1, 2004
  • "Wild Time”: Prisoners and Nature,” Eco-Man: New Perspectives on
    Masculinity and Nature (Anthology), June 1, 2004
  • “Class of 1984,” Walking Rain Review, July 1, 2003
  • “Hope Beyond the Razor Wire,” Walking Rain Review, July 1. 2003
  • “Crimes and Passion,” The University Book, Jan. 1, 2003
  • “Hope Beyond the Razor Wire,” The Arizona Daily Star, Feb. 2, 2003
  • “Neutering the Boys,” Walking Rain Review, July 1, 2002
  • “Letter to Jessica,”  Northern Lights, Mar. 1, 2002
  • “Adobe, Hawks, and Shadows,”  ISLE, Nov. 1, 2001
  • “Crime and Passion,” Walking Rain Review, July 1, 2001
  • “Letter to a Man Released to Death,” Walking Rain Review, June 1, 2001
  • “Searching for Gray Hawks,” Bird Watcher’s Digest, June 1, 2001
  • “Of Pinacate Beetles and Beaches,” Getting Over the Color Green
    (Anthology), Mar. 1, 2001
  • “Letter to a Man Released to Death,” Northern Lights, Feb. 28, 2001
  • “Dust,” Spirit and Life, Jan. 1, 2001
  • “The Kissing Bug,” Arizona Highways, Sept. 1, 2000
  • “The Wisdom of Toads,” The Best Science and Nature Writing 2000
    (Anthology)
  • “Exile,” Walking Rain Review, July 1, 2000
  • “Mountain City Review,” Northern Lights, June 23, 2000
  • “Exile,” Puerto Del Sol, Spring 2000
  • “Down Time,” Northern Lights, Feb. 28, 2000
  • “Natural Life,” South Dakota Review, Winter 1999
  • “Desert Time,” You Are Here, Nov. 15, 1999
  • “Queen,” Gettysburg Review, Oct. 18, 1999
  • “Weeds,” Alligator Juniper, Aug. 1, 1999
  • “Raptor and Flycatchers,” American Nature Writing 1999 (Anthology)
  • “The Wisdom of Toads,” Puerto Del Sol, Apr. 12, 1999
  • “Urban Raptor Invasion,” Tucson Lifestyle, Mar. 1, 1999
  • “Writing from the Niche,” By Line, Dec. 1, 1998
  • “Mesquite,” Green Mountains Review, Dec. 1, 1998
  • “Razor Wire Notes and Rare Moments of Clarity,” Rattle, Dec. 1, 1998
  • “Of Swallows and Doing Time,” Manoa, Winter 1998
  • “Weeds,” South Dakota Review, June 25, 1998
  • “Tide-pooling,” Listen, Apr. 1, 1998
  • “The Sound of Water,” Listen, Mar. 1, 1998
  • “Wildtime,” Northern Lights, Fall 1997
  • “The Importance of Trees,” Snowy Egret, Fall 1997
  • “Weeds,” South Dakota Review, Fall 1997
  • “Captive Species,” Oasis, July 1997
  • “Harvester Ants,” Arizona Great Outdoors, June 1, 1997
  • “Perfect Marine Crustaceans,” Tropical Fish Hobbyist, June 1, 1997
  • “Raptors and Flycatchers,” Snowy Egret, Spring 1997
  • “A Bird for the Fist,” Listen, Nov. 1 1996
  • “Perfect Marine Gastropods,” Tropical Fish Hobbyist, Oct. 1, 1996
  • “Sonoran Mud Turtle,” New Mexico Wildlife, Sept. 1, 1996
  • “Phainopepla,”  Bird Watcher’s Digest, Sept. 1, 1996
  • “The Cooper’s Hawk, New Mexico Wildlife, July 1, 1996
  • “Spadefoot Toad,” New Mexico Wildlife, July 1, 1996
  • “Saguaros are for the Birds,” Bird Watcher’s Digest, May 1, 1996
  • “Ventana Canyon,” Tucson Lifestyle, Apr. 1, 1996
  • “Jojoba,” Arizona Great Outdoors, Mar. 1, 1996
  • “Campo Bonito and the failed Mines of Buffalo Bill,” Tucson Lifestyle,                
    March 1, 1996
  • “Of Pinacate Beetles and Beaches,” Southwest American Literature,             
    March 1, 1996
  • “Bugs that Guzzle,” Freshwater and Marine Aquarium Magazine, Feb. 1, 1996
  • “Thick-billed Parrot,” On Wings, Jan. 1, 1996
  • “My Private Piranha,” Listen, Dec. 1, 1995
  • “Ruins,” Petroglyph, Oct. 1, 1995
  • “Harris’ Hawk,” New Mexico Wildlife, Sept. 1, 1995
  • “History by Foot,” Arizona Adventure, Aug. 24, 1995
  • “Barn Swallows,” On Wings, Aug. 1, 1995
  • “Side-blotched Lizard,” New Mexico Wildlife, May 1, 1995
  • “The Creosote Bush,” New Mexico Wildlife, Apr. 1, 1995
  • “Desert’s Child,” Cimarron Review, Apr. 1, 1995
  • “Fear of Snakes,” Snowy Egret, Mar. 1, 1995
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