Elizabeth Dodd’s work explores relationships between the human and the more-than-human worlds. She is the author of three collections of creative nonfiction, Horizon’s Lens; In the Mind’s Eye (winner of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment’s Best Book Award) and Prospect: Journeys & Landscapes (winner of the William Rockhill Nelson Award). Her poetry collections are Archetypal Light and Like Memory, Caverns (winner of the Elmer Holmes Bobst Award). She has been a resident at artists’ colonies (Yaddo, The Writer’s Colony at Dairy Hollow), a research station (Mount St. Helens), and a national monument (Chaco Culture National Historical Park).
She was born in Colorado and grew up in southeast Ohio. She lives in the Flint Hills region of east-central Kansas and teaches at Kansas State University, where she is a distinguished professor of English.