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Poetry. African American Studies. "Sassy and funky, serious and sly, the poems in Allison Joseph's VOICE travel through a rich and varied landscape. From childhood griefs to adult desires, the classroom to the bar, these poems cut and cajole, tackling the most serious and the most sultry with a graceful eloquence. Like a soloist who rises above the rest of the choir, the voice in these poems peals with clarity and beauty, leading us from a place of familiarity smack dab into the sublime"--Stacey Lynn Brown.
Allison Joseph lives, writes, and teaches in Carbondale, Illinois, where she is part of the creative writing faculty at Southern Illinois University. She serves as editor and poetry editor of Crab Orchard Review, moderator of the Creative Writers Opportunities List, and director of the Young Writers Workshop, a summer writers workshop for teen writers. Her books and chapbooks include What Keeps Us Here (Ampersand Press), Soul Train (Carnegie Mellon University Press), In Every Seam (University of Pittsburgh), Wordly Pleasures (Word Tech), Imitation of Life (Carnegie Mellon UP), VOICE: POEMS (Mayapple Press, 2009), My Father's Kites (Steel Toe Books), Trace Particles (Backbone Press), Little Epiphanies (Imaginary Friend Press), Multitudes (Word Tech Communications), The Purpose of Hands (Glass Lyre Press), Mortal Rewards (White Violet Press), and MERCURIAL (Mayapple Press, 2016). She is the literary partner and wife of Jon Tribble.Author City: CARBONDALE, IL USA