Guest Poet Author Event ~ Allison Blevins!
Join us Tuesday, September 28th at 6 PM with poet Allison Blevins to celebrate the release of her new collection SLOWLY/SUDDENLY! This event will be held in our backyard with masks strongly encouraged. Masks will be required in store.
Allison Blevins received her MA at Pittsburg State University and MFA at Queens University of Charlotte. She is a Lecturer for the Women's Studies Program at Pittsburg State University. Her work has appeared in such journals as Mid-American Review, the minnesota review, Raleigh Review, and Sinister Wisdom.
Her collection Slowly/Suddenly (Vegetarian Alcoholic Press) is forthcoming in 2021. Cataloguing Pain (YesYes Books), a finalist for the Pamet River Prize, is forthcoming in 2022. She is the author of the chapbooks Susurration (Blue Lyra Press, 2019), Letters to Joan (Lithic Press, 2019), and A Season for Speaking (Seven Kitchens Press, 2019), part of the Robin Becker Series. Chorus for the Kill (Seven Kitchens Press), her collaborative chapbook with the poet Josh Davis, is forthcoming in 2021.
She has been nominated for the Stephen Meats Poetry Prize, the Stanley Hank Memorial Prize, the Best of the Net, and the Pushcart Prize. She has also been a finalist for the Cowles Poetry Book Prize, the Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry, the Glass Chapbook Series, the Wicked Woman Poetry Prize from BrickHouse Books, and the Moon City Poetry Award.
Allison serves as the Director of Small Harbor Publishing and the Executive Editor at the museum of americana. She lives in Missouri with her spouse and three children where she co-organizes the Downtown Poetry reading series.