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Alison Powell

Alison Powell is a poet, lyric essayist, and scholar. Her second collection of poetry, Boats in the Attic, won the Poets Out Loud Editor’s Prize and is forthcoming from Fordham University Press; she is also the author of The Art of Perpetuation (Black Lawrence Press, 2020) and On the Desire to Levitate (Ohio University Press, 2014). Powell is Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing at Oakland University and lives with her husband, son, and daughter in metro Detroit.

Sept/Oct 2022

Pandemic Dog

By Alison Powell

The Kenyon Review · “Pandemic Dog” by Alison Powell A heretofore unknown neighbor on the suburban sidewalk, maybe a little day-drunk, makes small talk about curb appeal while the golden […]

Sept/Oct 2022

Water, IRL

By Alison Powell

The Kenyon Review · “Water IRL” by Alison Powell Behind my childhood home separating our backyard from the goat farm was a creek cupped within crumbling shelves of rock and […]

Sept/Oct 2022

Like This. Fortune

By Alison Powell

The Kenyon Review · “Like This Fortune” by Alison Powell drops my mother’s aging mind as on a stranger’s porch in winter. Sticky as resin, amidst the paper chains from […]