Gretchen Henderson writes across disciplines, genres, and the arts to interconnect her creative and critical practices around cultural history and aesthetic ecology. The author of four books of nonfiction and fiction, as well as opera librettos, poetic and artistic media works, her writings have been reviewed in The New Yorker (“illuminating … artful … exciting”), Literary Review (“provocative … essential”), Macleans (“lively … impressive … terrific”), TIME Magazine (“look no further”), cover story of TLS (“always fascinating … refreshing … necessary”), and the Guardian (“fascinating … absorbing … generous”). Her latest nonfiction book is being translated for Turkish, Korean, Chinese, and Spanish editions. Her recent interviews include BBC, NPR, and national radio programs for Ireland, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. Widely published across journals and anthologies, her writings have appeared in The Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, The Iowa Review, Southern Review, Denver Quarterly, Aeon, Brevity, The Journal of Artists' Books, Performance Research, The &NOW Awards: The Best Innovative Writing, and many other publications. Deeply committed to teaching, her recent positions have included the University of Utah, Georgetown University, M.I.T., and the Kenyon Review Writers Workshop. She is frequently a visiting writer / artist / scholar. Recent distinctions include the Annie Clark Tanner Fellow in Environmental Humanities at the University of Utah, Hodson Trust-JCB Fellow in Creative Arts at Brown University, Distinguished Speaker in Art History at Rutgers University, and Visiting Artist in Music at MIT. A frequent artistic collaborator, she has collaborated on projects with visual artists, as well as Guggenheim composer Elena Ruehr and the Grammy-winning vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth. In 2019, among other commitments, she is a Writer-in-Residence in Nature Writing at the Jan Michalski Foundation in Switzerland and Co-Director of an NEH Institute on "Museums: Humanities in the Public Sphere" at Georgetown University in Washington, DC.