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Alison Stone

Current City, State, Country

Nyack, New York, USA

Birth City, State, Country

Framingham, Massachusetts, USA


Alison Stone has published eight full-length collections,To See What Rises (CW Books, 2023),  Zombies at the Disco (Jacar Press, 2020), Caught in the Myth (NYQ Books, 2019), Dazzle (Jacar Press, 2017), Masterplan—a book of collaborative poems with Eric Greinke (Presa Press, 2018), Ordinary Magic (NYQ Books, 2016), Dangerous Enough (Presa Press 2014), and They Sing at Midnight, which won the 2003 Many Mountains Moving Poetry Award; as well as three chapbooks. Her poems have appeared in The Paris Review, Poetry, Ploughshares, Barrow Street, Poet Lore, and many other journals and anthologies. She has been awarded Poetry’s Frederick Bock Prize and New York Quarterly’s Madeline Sadin Award. She was Writer in Residence at LitSpace St. Pete. She is also a painter and the creator of The Stone Tarot. A licensed psychotherapist, she has private practices in NYC and Nyack.

What is the relationship between Judaism and/or Jewish culture and your poetry?

I grew up suppressed and wounded by Judaisms patriarchal bias and downright misogyny. The first overtly Jewish poems I wrote were about Lilith. I’ve continued a feminist re-visioning of myth, taking on Lot’s wife, Lot’s daughters, Jezebel, and others. Recently, I tried a male character, imagining how Isaac must have felt realizing his father planned to kill him.

Published Works

Full-Length Collections
To See What Rises (CW Books, 2023)
Zombies at the Disco (Jacar Press, 2020)
Caught in the Myth (NYQ Books, 2019)
Dazzle (Jacar Press, 2018)
Masterplan; with co-author Eric Greinke (Presa Press, 2018)
Ordinary Magic (NYQ Books, 2016)
Dangerous Enough (Presa Press, 2014)
They Sing at Midnight (Many Mountains Moving Press, 2003)

Guzzle (Dancing Girl Press, 2017)
Borrowed Logic (Dancing Girl Press, 2014)
From the Fool to the World (Parallel Press, 2012)

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