Alison Powell

Alison Powell is Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Oakland University and lives with her husband, son, and daughter in Metro Detroit. Her lyric essays have recently appeared or are forthcoming in A Public Space, Black Warrior Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Sonora Review, and Proximity Magazine; recent poetry can be found in Alaska Quarterly Review, Boston Review, Copper Nickel, Crazyhorse, Prairie Schooner, and more. Her book of poems, On the Desire to Levitate, won the Hollis Summers Poetry Prize and was published by Ohio University Press in 2014.

Her work has been supported by fellowships from Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Vermont Studio Center, and the Crosshatch Center for Art and Ecology, and she has received awards from the Greensboro Review, Proximity Magazine, Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and more. Originally from Indiana, Powell completed her MFA in poetry at Indiana University and her PhD in English at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York with a specialization in the Romantic poets.