> > Sandra Alcosser > > > > > > > >

Sandra Alcosser has published seven books of poetry, including A FISH TO FEED ALL HUNGER and EXCEPT BY NATURE, which have been selected for the National Poetry Series, the Academy of American Poets James Laughlin Award, the Larry Levis Award, the Associated Writing Programs Award in Poetry, and the William Stafford Award from Pacific Northwest Booksellers. She was the National Endowment for the Arts' first Conservation Poet for the Wildlife Conservation Society and Poets House, New York, as well as Montana's first poet laureate and recipient of the Merriam Award for Distinguished Contribution to Montana Literature. She founded and directs the Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing at San Diego State University each fall. She received two individual artist fellowships from NEA, and her poems have appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Poetry and the Pushcart Prize Anthology.

> > Mark Pedelty > > > > > > > >

Mark Pedelty is associate professor of Communication Studies and Anthropology at the University of Minnesota. He received his Ph.D. in Anthropology from UC, Berkeley in 1993. His books include Musical Ritual in Mexico City: From the Aztec to NAFTA (University of Texas 2004), Ecomusicology: Rock, Folk and the Environment (Temple University Press 2012), Political Rock (Ashgate 2013), edited with Kristine Weglarz) and a number of journal articles dealing with the politics of popular music. For the past two years Pedelty has also directed the Ecomusicology Listening Room (Ecosong.org), an interactive site and session presented at the American Musicological Society (AMS) and Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM) annual meetings. Dr. Pedelty is currently researching environmentalist musicians and the role of music in environmental movements. He teaches courses in music as communication, ethnographic methods, and environmental communication.

> > Jennifer Peeples > > > > > > > >

Jennifer Peeples is an Associate Professor of Communication Studies at Utah State University. Her area of research is environmental rhetoric with a focus on the persuasive strategies used to construct identity and place in community- level environmental disputes. She has examined the discourse and images of environmental protest and, most recently, the visual construction of toxicity. Professor Peeples is the Past-President of the Environmental Communication Division of the National Communication Association and serves on the editorial board of Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture and the Quarterly Journal of Speech. She has won a number of regional and national awards for her research, most recently the 2012 Christine L. Oravec Research Award from the National Communication Association.