Alison Townsend

Alison Townsend is the author of two books of poetry, Persephone in America and The Blue Dress, and two chapbooks, And Still the Music and What the Body Knows. Her poetry and essays appear widely, in journals such as ChautauquaFeminist StudiesParabolaQuarter After EightSouthern Review, and Zone Three, and she has won many awards, including a Pushcart Prize, a Wisconsin Arts Board Fellowship, and the University of Wisconsin—Whitewater Chancellor's Award for Regional Literature. Emerita Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin—Whitewater, she is completing a collection of essays, The Name for Woman Is River: Essaying the Geography of Home.