Lawrence Lenhart

Lawrence Lenhart Lecturer
Northern Arizona University
Creative Writing
Blg 18 Rm #137
Phone: 928-523-1587

Lawrence Lenhart's first collection of essays, The Well-Stocked and Gilded Cage, was published in August 2016 (Outpost19). The collection’s five core essays on pets—a dog, a bird, a tortoise, a ferret, and a chameleon—intersect with essays on childhood spirituality in Myanmar and Nepal, climate change in Bangladesh and California, and animal conservation in Arizona and Cambodia. Essays in the collection have received recognition from Best American Essays 2015, and have won Prairie Schooner's Virginia Faulkner Award for Excellence in Writing and Terrain's Annual Creative Nonfiction Award as selected by Scott Russell Sanders. Other writing on sea-level rise, climate migration, and the endangered black-footed ferret have appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, BOAAT, Fourth Genre, Greensboro Review, Guernica, Gulf CoastPassages North, and Western Humanities Review. Lenhart teaches fiction and creative nonfiction at Northern Arizona University and is the reviews editor and assistant fiction editor of DIAGRAM.