Residency Dates
  • December 2023 – December 2023

Gretchen E. Henderson (MFA, PhD) is a multidisciplinary writer integrating environmental arts, cultural histories, and embodied practices. The author of four books, along with arts media and libretti, her writings have been published in Ploughshares, Kenyon Review, Iowa Review, Ecotone (Notable in Best American Essays 2020), featured in exhibitions and performances, translated across five languages, and reviewed in The New Yorker, Guardian, TLS, Literary Review, with interviews on BBC Radio and NPR. She has taught on faculty at Georgetown, University of Utah, and MIT; is currently a senior lecturer at the University of Texas at Austin; and also teaches seasonal workshops at the Oak Spring Garden Foundation. She is grateful for support from the Mellon Foundation, NEH, and Jan Michalski Foundation. As a collaborator, her writings have crossed media, art, film, and opera, thanks to MIT’s Center for Art, Science & Technology and Opera America. Her fifth book, Life in the Tar Seeps: A Spiraling Ecology from a Dying Sea, is forthcoming in 2023. She is currently writing a new book, WATERSHED: A Marriage of Environmental Illness and Wellness.

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