Alison Swan is an award-winning environmental activist whose work, Fresh Water: Women Writing on the Great Lakes, won a 2007 Michigan Notable Book Award. Her poems and essays have appeared in many publications, including two poetry chapbooks, the North American Review, TriQuarterly, and the Michigan Quarterly Review. She teaches at Western Michigan University.
“Etched against the backdrop of a wilderness both aggressive and haunting, the collected works in Here: Women Writing on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula flay the soul with their beauty and define Michigan’s Upper Peninsula as a place unique, where defeat and victory claim kinship through stories, and redemption is built upon endurance.”
—Sue Harrison, international best-selling author of Mother Earth Father Sky, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults