Allison Funk

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General Information

Name: Allison Funk

Pen Name: None

Genres: Poetry




Illinois Connection

Funk teaches at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville.

Biographical and Professional Information

Allison Funk is a poet who teaches English and Creative Writing at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Along with the books listed below, she is also the author of a chapbook, From the Sketchbooks of Vanessa Bell, from the Parallel Press (2002). Her work has been included in a number of anthologies, including The Best American Poetry and When She Named Fire: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry by American Women, and many journals, including The Paris Review; Poetry; Shenandoah; Field; The Georgia Review; Iowa Review; Prairie Schooner; The Beloit Poetry Journal; Cincinnati Review; Image, and Poetry Northwest.

She has received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and prizes from the Illinois Arts Council and the Poetry Society of America. Funk has been the recipient of residencies at Yaddo, The MacDowell Colony, the Ragdale Foundation, Hawthornden Castle International Writers Retreat (Scotland) and the Dora Maar House (France).

Published Works

  • Living at the Epicenter, Northeastern, 1995
  • Then Knot Garden: Poems, Sheep Meadow, 2002
  • Forms of Conversion, Alice James Books , 2002
  • The Tumbling Box , C&R Press, 2009
  • Wonder Rooms, Parlor Press, 2015

Titles at Your Library

Living At The Epicenter (Samuel French Morse Poetry Prize)

ISBN: 1555532470
Release Date: 1995-11-02

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Forms of Conversion

ISBN: 0914086650
Release Date: 1986-10-01

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The Tumbling Box

ISBN: 0981501044
Release Date: 2009-10-01

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Literary Awards

Living at the Epicenter

  • Samuel French Morse Prize
  • Society of Midland Authors Award

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

Allison Funk on WorldCat


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