Waterston Desert Writing Prize
Lawrence Lenhart – 2017 Finalist
Finalist Lawrence Lenhart’s proposal, “Rewilding the Ferret,” focused on the endangered black-footed ferret and four sites in Arizona’s high desert. “Rewilding the Ferret” tells the story of conservation against the backdrop of the Sixth Mass Extinction, spanning the desert regions between the U.S.-Mexico Border and the Grand Canyon.
Lenhart studied writing at the University of Pittsburgh and holds an MFA from the University of Arizona. His first collection of essays is The Well-Stocked and Gilded Cage (Outpost19). Recent writing appears in Conjunctions, Creative Nonfiction, Fourth Genre, Passages North, and Prairie Schooner. He is a professor of fiction and nonfiction at Northern Arizona University and a reviews editor and assistant fiction editor of DIAGRAM.