Elizabeth Dodd’s work explores relationships between the human and the more-than-human worlds. Her most recent publication is Dear America: Letters of Hope, Habitat, Defiance, and Democracy, co-edited with Simmons Buntin and Derek Sheffield. 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). At Terrain.org she is the nonfiction editor.
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.