Poetry. "Allison Blevins' ekphrastic poems pay homage to Joan Mitchell, the mid-century American Abstract Expressionist painter. Individually the poems in LETTERS TO JOAN evoke a rich and complex world; together they sing celebrations and dirges of womanhood. LETTERS TO JOAN is a stunning chapbook."—Julie R. Enszer
Allison Blevins received her MFA at Queens University of Charlotte and is a Lecturer for the Women's Studies Program at Pittsburg State University and the Department of English and Philosophy at Missouri Southern State University. She has been a nalist for the Cowles Poetry Book Prize, the Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry, and the Moon City Poetry Award. Her work has appeared in such journals as Mid-American Review, the minnesota review, Nimrod International Journal, Sinister Wisdom, and Josephine Quarterly. Her chapbook, A Season for Speaking, is part of the Robin Becker series from Seven Kitchens Press. She lives in Missouri with her wife and three children.
Author City: WEBB CITY, MO USA