Allison Joseph

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Allison Joseph
Allison Joseph, Poet.jpg
Allison Joseph in 2008
Born 1967
London
Occupation Poet, Educator
Nationality American
Education Kenyon College
Indiana University
Website
www.nochairpress.com

Allison Joseph (born 1967) is an American poet, editor and professor. She is author of six poetry collections, most recently, My Father's Kites: Poems (Steel Toe Books, 2010).

Biography[edit]

Born in London to parents of Jamaican heritage, Allison Joseph grew up in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and the Bronx.[1] She graduated from Kenyon College with a B.A., and from Indiana University with an M.F.A.[1] She teaches at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and is Director of the Young Writers Workshop at SIUC, which she founded in 1999: a four-day summer program for high school students. Many of SIUC's creative writing faculty and graduate students are involved with the workshop, and the student participants come from several states.[2][3] In 1995, she was one of the founding editors of Crab Orchard Review as the magazine's poetry editor and has worked as editor-in-chief since August 2001. She is also the publisher and founder of No Chair Press.[4] She lives in Carbondale, Illinois.

Honors and awards[edit]

  • 1992 John C. Zacharis First Book Award
  • 2009 Aquarius Press Legacy Award [5]
  • Literary Award from the Illinois Arts Council
  • Breadloaf Writers' Conference Fellowship
  • Sewanee Writers' Conference Fellowship
  • Academy of American Poets prize
  • Ruth Lilly Fellowship
  • Associated Writing Programs Prize

Published works[edit]

Full-length poetry collections

Anthology publications

  • New Sister Voices: Poetry by American Women of African Descent
  • Pamela Gemin, Paula Sergi, eds. (1999). Boomer Girls: poems by women from the baby boom generation. University of Iowa Press. ISBN 978-0-87745-687-2. 
  • Gerald Costanzo, Jim Daniels, eds. (2000). American Poetry: the next generation. Carnegie Mellon University Press. ISBN 978-0-88748-343-1. 

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