Allison Blevins received her MFA at Queens University of Charlotte. Her work has appeared in such journals as Mid-American Review, the minnesota review, and Nimrod International Journal. She has been a finalist for the Cowles Poetry Book Prize, the Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry, and the Moon City Poetry Award. Her chapbook A Season for Speaking won the Robin Becker Prize and is forthcoming from Seven Kitchens Press this fall. Her chapbook Letters to Joan is forthcoming from Lithic Press in 2019. She lives in Missouri with her wife and three children.