About Alison Stine

  Photo: David Dodd Lee

Photo: David Dodd Lee


Alison Stine is a writer and artist in Appalachia.

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

Raised in rural Ohio, she is the author of two poetry collections: Wait (University of Wisconsin Press), winner of the Brittingham Prize; and Ohio Violence (University of North Texas Press), winner of the Vassar Miller Prize; as well as 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), an illustrated novella about rural graffiti artists; and a novel Supervision, which won the Digital Submissions Contest from HarperVoyagerUK, a division of HarperCollins.

Also a visual artist, her plays and musicals were staged at the Cleveland Playhouse, the International Thespian Festival, La Habra Depot Theatre, and Off-Broadway at the Trilogy Theatre. She has been an illustrator for The Rumpus, and 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 lives with her son in the Appalachian foothills of rural, southeastern Ohio, where she works as a reporter.