Winner of an Academy of American Poets Prize, Allison earned an honors BA in English and creative writing with a minor in film from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and has been awarded scholarships to the Bear River Writers’ Conference as well as artist residencies with the Grin City Collective and Crosshatch Center for Art & Ecology.
Her poetry has been published in The Collagist, Dunes Review, Hobart, Birdfeast, Mixed Fruit, and elsewhere. She blogs for the Michigan Quarterly Review, teaches writing and poetry classes at Northwestern Michigan College through College for Kids and the National Writers Series, and loves to volunteer in the local community.
Allison is also a professional copyeditor and voiceover artist, founder/director of the indie publishing studio Green House Press, and founder/editor of the literary journal Orange Quarterly. She loves acting, architecture, and making music and lives in Cadillac, Michigan.