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Alison Townsend

Alison Townsend visit author's site

11/04/2017 - 12:00pm

Alison Townsend’s book The Persistence of Rivers: An Essay on Moving Water won the Florida Review's Jeanne Leiby Award. She has also authored two award-winning books of poetry, Persephone in America, which received the Crab Orchard Open Poetry Competition, and The Blue Dress, which was selected for the Marie Alexander Prose Poem Series at White Pine Press. Her work has received a Pushcart Prize, the Wisconsin Library Association’s Outstanding Book Award, and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Chancellor's Regional Literary Award. Her poetry been anthologized in Best American Poetry and aired on The Writer's Almanac and BBC. Her essays, which appear widely, have received notable mentions in Best American Essays 2014, 2015, & 2016. She is a Professor Emerita of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where she taught Creative Writing and Women’s Studies.

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The Persistence of Rivers: An Essay on Moving Water


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