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.

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  Lawrence Lenhart 

"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.

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Winner, "Best Adaptation Essay"

RE: THE BLACK-

FOOTED FERRET (BFF)

"Four Fictions" Western

Humanities Review

             

"The Beautiful Rump Nut of Praslin Island," Greensboro Review

"Reposession," Island Review

"La Cueva Anexo," Chicago Review

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Runner-Up for Mountain West Writers' Contest

RE: ISLANDS

 

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Fig. 1: His ordinariness, the author. Click photo to explore.

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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