Diane Ackerman

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Birthday
7, 1948
Birthplace
Illinois
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
7, 1948 (age 70)
Birthplace
Illinois

About

Illinois-born poet, author, and naturalist known for a 1990 nonfiction work entitled A Natural History of the Senses. Her other publications include Wife of Light (poems), Animal Sense (children's poems), and The Zookeeper's Wife (nonfiction).

Before Fame

She studied English at Pennsylvania State University and went on to attend Cornell University for graduate school.

Trivia

Her best-known book inspired a NOVA miniseries called Mystery of the Senses.

Family Life

She married author and poet Paul West in 1983.

Associated With

Carl Sagan was her dissertation advisor at Cornell University.