Individual Author Record
Name: Allison JosephPen Name: Genre: C:ADULT Poetry Born: in London, England Sites:
Illinois ConnectionAllison Joseph lives, teaches and writes in Carbondale, Illinois, where she's on the faculty at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
Biographical and Professional InformationJoseph is a poet, editor and professor. She grew up in Toronto and the Bronx. She graduated from Kenyon College with a B.A., and from Indiana University with an M.F.A. Allison began her teaching career at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, teaching there from 1992 until 1994. She then moved to Southern Illinois University Carbondale, where she founded and became the Director of the Young Writers Workshop at SIUC in 1999. In 1995, she was one of the founding editors of Crab Orchard Review as the magazine's poetry editor and has also worked as editor-in-chief since August 2001.Along with her seven published books, Joseph's work has been published in numerous anthologies.
*''What Keeps Us Here'', Ampersand, 1992*''Soul Train'', Carnegie Press, 1997*''In Every Seam'', Pittsburgh Press, 1997*''Imitation of Life, Carnegie Press, 2002*''Worldly Treasures'', WordTech Communications, 2004*''Voice Poems'', Mayapple Press, 2009*''My Father's Kites'', Steel Toe Books, 2010