About Alison Stine

  Photo: David Dodd Lee

Photo: David Dodd Lee


Alison Stine is a writer and artist.

Her work has been published in The Atlantic, Poetry, The Nation, The Guardian, The Paris Review, Tin House, The Toast, and others. Her essay "On Poverty" reached thousands of readers from The Kenyon Review.

Raised in rural Ohio, she is the author of three poetry collections: Wait (University of Wisconsin Press), winner of the Brittingham Prize; Ohio Violence (University of North Texas Press), winner of the Vassar Miller Prize; and a chapbook Lot of My Sister (The Kent State University Press). She is also the author of two books of fiction: The Protectors (Little A), a novella; and a novel Supervision, which won the Digital Submissions Contest from HarperVoyagerUK, a division of HarperCollins.

Trained as a performer, her plays and musicals have been staged at the Cleveland Playhouse, the International Thespian Festival, La Habra Depot Theatre, and Off-Broadway at the Trilogy Theatre.

She is an illustrator for The Rumpus, and she has been a storyteller on The Moth. 

Her awards include an NEA Fellowship, an Ohio Arts Council grant, a Wallace Stegner Fellowship, the Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, a Sustainable Arts grant, and runner-up in the Power Literary Reporting Award from NYU Journalism. She holds a PhD from Ohio University, and lives in the foothills of Appalachia.