ALISON STINE is a writer and visual artist. She is the author of a novel SUPERVISION (HarperVoyagerUK, 2015) along with the poetry books: WAIT (University of Wisconsin Press, 2011), OHIO VIOLENCE (University of North Texas Press, 2009), and the chapbook LOT OF MY SISTER (The Kent State University Press, 2001). Her awards include an NEA Fellowship, an Ohio Arts Council grant, a Wallace Stegner Fellowship, and a fellowship from the Sustainable Arts Foundation. Her poems have been published in Poetry, The Paris Review, and Tin House, and her essays have appeared in The Atlantic, The Nation, Virginia Quarterly Review, The Toast, and The Kenyon Review. She has also been a storyteller on The Moth. She works as a freelance writer/reporter and lives in the foothills of Appalachia with her son.