Alison Townsend

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Alison Townsend (born Pennsburg, Pennsylvania) is an American poet.


She grew up in New York. She is Professor Emerita of English at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Her work has appeared in Calyx,[1] Clackamas Literary Review,[2] Fourth Genre, New Letters, The North American Review, and The Southern Review.

She is married and lives outside Madison, Wisconsin.[3][4]




  • Persephone in America. Southern Illinois University Press. 2009. ISBN 978-0-809328-96-3.
  • The Blue Dress: Poems. White Pine. 2003. ISBN 978-1-893996-61-8.
  • What The Body Knows. Parallel Press. 2002. ISBN 978-1-893311-25-1.
  • And Still The Music. Flume Press. 2007. ISBN 978-1-886226-12-8.(Flume Press chapbook prize winner, 2007).




  1. ^ "Calyx". 2003.
  2. ^ "CLR - Issues - 2004". Archived from the original on 2009-01-05. Retrieved 2009-07-21.
  3. ^ "Alison Townsend: Response & Bio".
  4. ^ "Flume Press: CSU, Chico". Archived from the original on 2009-09-07. Retrieved 2009-07-21.
  5. ^ "Alison Townsend earns Pushcart Prize for poem 'The Favorite' - University Marketing and Media Relations - UW-Whitewater". Archived from the original on 2010-06-06.