Lawrence Lenhart studied writing at the University of Pittsburgh and holds an MFA from the University of Arizona. His essay collection, The Well-Stocked and Gilded Cage, was published in 2016 (Outpost19). His prose appears in Alaska Quarterly Review, Creative Nonfiction, Fourth Genre, Greensboro Review, Gulf Coast, Passages North, Prairie Schooner, Terrain.org, Western Humanities Review, and elsewhere. He is an assistant professor of fiction, nonfiction, playwriting, and climate science writing at Northern Arizona University and a reviews editor and assistant fiction editor of DIAGRAM.
"Backvalley Ferrets," Territory
"Letter to America/Dear Milo," Terrain
"How to Talk Dlak-Thooted
Therret: Ventriloquism for the Eremocene," Quarterly West
"This Taxidermy Will Be Mounted to an Interior Wall," Passages North
"If the Ferret Crosses the Road,"
Creative Nonfiction, Fall 2017
interview / letter ed.
Winner, "Best Adaptation Essay"
RE: THE BLACK-
FOOTED FERRET (BFF)
"Four Fictions" Western
"The Beautiful Rump Nut of Praslin Island," Greensboro Review
"Reposession," Island Review
"La Cueva Anexo," Chicago Review
Runner-Up for Mountain West Writers' Contest
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Fig. 1: His ordinariness, the author. Click photo to explore.
In 2017, Lenhart's book-length essay about the reintroduction of the black-footed ferret was a finalist for the Ellen Meloy Fund for Desert Writers and the Waterston Desert Writing Prize.
Lenhart was the recipient of a 2018 Artist Research and Development Grant and the Bill Desmond Writing Award from the Arizona Commission on the Arts. | The grant will allow him to travel to the South Pacific, Caribbean, and coastal Africa to report on climate effects on low-lying island states.
Fig. 2: The author, an ecstatic recitation re: the black-footed ferret. (coming soon)
Fig. 3: The author, a dramatic recitation re: islands. (coming soon)
"Captioning Novitiate: Figures of Sramanera," Guernica
"Sons of Sound: A Lyric Concatenation
for an Off-Brand GPS," BOAAT
"This Taxidermy Will Be Mounted
to an Interior Wall," Passages North
"Elegy For a Flushed or
Buried Pet," Fourteen Hills
"Of No Ground: Late Days in the Country of Eighteen Tides," Terrain