Diane Ackerman

Diane Ackerman, Ph.D., is a poet and author whose nonfiction includes Cultivating Delight: A Natural History of My Garden (HarperCollins, 2001), Deep Play (Random House, 1999), and A Natural History of the Senses (Random House, 1990). Her essays have appeared in The New York Times, Parade, The New Yorker, and National Geographic. She has taught at Columbia University, the University of Richmond, and Cornell University.