Diane Ackerman, American author, educator. Recipient Black Warrior Review Poetry prize, 1981; Abbie Copps Poetry prize, 1974; Pushcart prize, 1983; Peter I.B. Lavan Poetry prize, 1985; CAPS creative writing fellow, 1980; Rockefeller fellow, 1974-1975; National Endowment Arts fellow, 1976, 85; National Book Circuit Critics nomination, 1991; Wordsmith award, 1992; Literary Lion award New York Public Library., 1994.
Editorial assistant Library Journal, New York City, 1970. Teaching fellow Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1971-1978. Assistant professor University Pittsburgh, since 1980.
Visiting writer-in-residence College William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1982-1983, Ohio University, Athens, 1983. Writer-in-residence Washington University, St. Louis, since 1984, director WRiting Programs, since 1982. Visiting writer Columbia University, New York City, 1986, New York University, 1986.
Member literature panel New York State Council on Arts, since 1980. Member poetry panel Pennsylvania Arts Council, 1980, Creative Artists Public Service Program, 1978. Member advisory board Planetary Society, since 1980.
Host (television series) Mystery of the Senses.
- [ A Natural History of the Senses [ A NATURAL HISTORY OF THE SENSES BY Ackerman, Diane ( Author ) Sep-10-1991[ A NATURAL HISTORY OF THE SENSES [ A NATURAL HISTORY OF THE SENSES BY ACKERMAN, DIANE ( AUTHOR ) SEP-10-1991 ] By Ackerman, Diane ( Author )Sep-1
- [ A Natural History of the Senses [ A NATURAL HISTORY OF THE SENSES BY Ackerman, Diane ( Author ) Sep-10-1991[ A NATURAL HISTORY OF THE SENSES [ A NATURAL HISTORY OF THE SENSES BY ACKERMAN, DIANE ( AUTHOR ) SEP-10-1991 ] By Ackerman, Diane ( Author )Sep-10-1991 Paperback By Ackerman, Diane ( Author ) Paperback 1991 ]
- I Praise My Destroyer: Poems
- In her first new book of poetry since Jaguar of Sweet Laughter, poet and naturalist Diane Ackerman combines her deep understanding of the world with her immense passion for language to craft richly sensual poems that "honor all life/wherever and in whatever form/it may deal.
- Jaguar of Sweet Laughter
- For readers who know Diane Ackerman only through her recent best-selling book A NATURAL HISTORY OF THE SENSES or her luminous nature essays, this new collecction of verse will come as no surprise.
- A Natural History Of Love
- The bestselling author of A Natural History of the Senses now explores the allure of adultery, the appeal of aphrodisiacs, and the cult of the kiss.
1971 - 1978