ALISON STINE is a writer, teacher, and performer. Author of the books: Wait (University of Wisconsin Press, 2011), Ohio Violence (University of North Texas Press, 2009), and the chapbook Lot of My Sister (The Kent State University Press, 2001), she is a former Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University.
Her work documents stories of the rust belt. With poems and essays published in The Paris Review, The Kenyon Review, Poetry, Tin House, The Huffington Post, The Antioch Review, Black Warrior Review,and New England Review, among others, her awards include the Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, and the Brittingham Poetry Prize. Her original stage plays and musicals have been produced at the Cleveland Playhouse, La Habra Depot Theatre, and the Trilogy Theatre Group (Off-Broadway).
A recipient of scholarships from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, Ali holds a B.A. from Denison University, an M.F.A. from the University of Maryland, and will receive her Ph.D. from Ohio University in 2013. Formerly the Emerging Writer at Gettysburg College, she has also taught creative writing, literature, and composition at Fordham University and Grand Valley State University. Since 2001, she has been on faculty at the Reynolds Young Writers' Workshop at Denison University. She lives in Ohio.