POETIC GEOGRAPHY // ART, SCIENCE, ENVIRONMENT ~~~~~~~~
Eric Magrane is currently developing a method of poetic geography while working on a PhD in the School of Geography and Development at The University of Arizona. He is a Research Assistant at UA's Institute of the Environment, where he writes the Proximities blog/column on art, science, and environment.
OUTSIDE WORK // GUIDING ~~~~~~~~
In recent years, Eric Magrane was a Senior Hiking Guide and Staff Naturalist for Canyon Ranch. He led hikes of all levels in the Sonoran Desert & in the mountains (Sky Islands) surrounding Tucson. He also lectured at Canyon Ranch on the Poetry of Wilderness, led Nature Discovery Hikes and Bird Walks, the High Ropes Course, and the occasional Poetry Hike.
OUTSIDE WORK // INSIDE WORK // TEACHING ~~~~~~~~
Eric has mentored a number of students in Prescott College's ADP program in fields such as Poetry, Environmental Literature, and project-based writing & cross-genre courses. He has also taught a number of classes at The University of Arizona Poetry Center.
OUTSIDE WORK // IN THE NATIONAL PARKS~~~~~~~~
Along with collaborator Wendy Burk, Eric has been an Artist in Residence in three U.S. National Parks (Isle Royale National Park, Buffalo National River, and Big Cypress National Preserve).
Magrane earned his M.F.A. from The University of Arizona and his B.A. from Goddard College and has received grants & awards from the Tucson Pima Arts Council and the Arizona Commission on the Arts.
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