Alison Swan’s fifth book, A Fine Canopy (Wayne State University Press), was named one of the eleven most anticipated poetry releases of fall 2020 by Literary Hub and was a bestseller at Literati Bookstore. Her first book, Fresh Water: Women Writing on the Great Lakes, is a Michigan Notable Book. Numerous literary journals and anthologies have published her poems and environmental writing, including the eco-justice poetry anthology Ghost Fishing, edited by Melissa Tuckey. Alison has been awarded a Mesa Refuge Residency for her environmentally conscious writing and the Michigan Environmental Council’s Petoskey Prize for Grassroots Environmental Leadership. She is as concerned about the biodiversity crisis as the climate crisis. You can find her online at: http://alisonswan.net.