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 essays have appeared in The Atlantic, The Nation, Virginia Quarterly Review, The Toast, and The Kenyon Review. A writer with the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, she has been a storyteller on The Moth. She works as a freelance writer/reporter and lives in the foothills of Appalachia with her son.