Heather Swan is the author of Where Honeybees Thrive: Stories from the Field (Penn State Press), winner of the Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award, and a collection of poems, A Kinship with Ash (Terrapin Books). Her nonfiction has appeared in Aeon, Belt, Catapult, Minding Nature, Basalt, ISLE, and Edge Effects. Her poetry has appeared in Poet Lore, The Hopper, Phoebe, Cold Mountain Review, Midwestern Gothic, The Raleigh Review and several anthologies. She has been the recipient of the Martha Meyer Renk Fellowship in Poetry and the August Derleth Prize. She teaches writing and environmental literature at University of Wisconsin-Madison.