Elizabeth Dodd


photo by David Rintoul

Elizabeth Dodd was born in Boulder, Colorado, and grew up in Athens, Ohio. She graduated summa cum laude from Ohio University in 1983, with a double major in English and French. Upon graduation, she promptly went camping in Maine with her younger brother before moving to Bloomington, Indiana to attend graduate school. At Indiana University, she received both an MFA in poetry and a PhD in literature and edited the literary journal, Indiana Review. Since completion of her graduate studies, she has had a distinguished career of university teaching—poetry and nonfiction—as well as numerous courses in literature and women's studies, especially those with a focus on environment. She has team-taught courses with scientists, philosophers, and historians and she has led students on field trips in conjunction with their readings in environmental literature.

photo by Gina Becker
Elizabeth standing in front of a petroglyph in Chaco Canyon National Park.

Elizabeth is the author of several books.

Her essays, poems and articles have appeared widely in a variety of journals and magazines.

Among her various recognitions, she has received two Kansas Arts Commission master fellowships in poetry, the Elmer Holmes Bobst Emerging Writer Award, the William Rockhill Nelson Best Nonfiction Book Award, the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment Best Book Award, the McGinnis-Ritchie Award for Nonfiction, and her work has been cited in Best American Essays. She has been a resident at Yaddo and the Spring Creek Project on Mount St. Helens.

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