Alison Stine

Alison Stine (CNF, Fiction, Poetry) | Athens, OH

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Alison Stine is the author of three books of poems: Wait (2011), winner of the Brittingham Prize; Ohio Violence (2009), winner of the Vassar Miller Prize; and Lot of My Sister (2001); along with a novel Supervision (2015). Her awards include an NEA Fellowship, an Ohio Arts Council grant, a Wallace Stegner Fellowship, and a fellowship from the Sustainable Arts Foundation. Her poems have been published in Poetry, The Paris Review, and Tin House, and her essays have appeared in The Atlantic, The Kenyon Review, The Nation, and Jezebel. She lives with her young son in the foothills of Appalachia.


Supervision (HarperVoyagerUK, 2015). Novel. Fiction.
Wait (University of Wisconsin Press, 2011). Brittingham Prize. Poetry.
Ohio Violence (University of North Texas Press, 2009). Vassar Miller Prize. Poetry.


Blurbs, Press & Reviews

“Alison Stine is one of the most important voices of our generation.”
–Nick Ripatrazone

“A gut punch of a debut.”
—Ander Monson

“Stine’s gift for grittily embodied imagery is overpowering.”
–Virginia Konchan

“One comes away from Ohio Violence newly impressed with the contingency and instability of the hazardous universe that is our home; and impressed, as well, with the ability of these stark, memorable poems to distill that universe into language and to make of it a sad and haunting song.”
–Troy Jollimore

“This is intricate, strong, and very tough work.”
–Paul Zimmer

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