Alison Stine

Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer, Poet

Author's Bio

Alison Stine is a writer in Appalachia. Author of two books of fiction: The Protectors (Little A), an illustrated novella about rural graffiti artists, and Supervision, a novel which won the Digital Submissions Contest from HarperVoyagerUK, a division of HarperCollins, she is also the author of two poetry collections: Wait (University of Wisconsin Press), winner of the Brittingham Prize, and Ohio Violence (University of North Texas Press), winner of the Vassar Miller, as well as a chapbook Lot of My Sister (The Kent State University Press).

Her essays, stories, and poems have appeared in The Kenyon Review, The Atlantic, Poetry, The Nation, The Guardian, The Paris Review, Tin House, The Toast, Virginia Quarterly Review, and many others.

Her visual art appears regularly in The Rumpus, and she has been a storyteller on The Moth. She has a PhD from Ohio University, and lives in the Appalachian foothills of rural Ohio, where she works as a journalist.

Her work has appeared in The Kenyon Review, The Nation, The Paris Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, Tin House, The Toast, and many others. In 2015, she was awarded a Literature Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts for her essays.

She lives in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains with her son.

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Big Water (Main Street Rag, 2008)
Literary Cash: Writings Inspired by the Lengendary Johnny Cash (BenBella Books, 2007)
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Georgetown Review
Pebble Lake Review
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Santa Clara Review
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Words on Walls


SUPERVISION (HarperCollins Publishers, 2015)
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Kenyon Review
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Tin House


Satellite Convulsions:Poems from Tin House (Tin House/Bloomsbury, 2008)
Bedside Guide to the No-Tell Motel: 2nd Floor (No Tell Books, 2007)
Shooting the Rat (Hanging Loose Press, 2003)
Luna, Luna: Creative Writing Ideas from Spanish and Latino Literature (Teachers & Writers Collaborative, 1997)
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Ohio Violence (University of North Texas Press, 2009)
Lot of My Sister (Kent State University Press, 2001)
Prizes won: 

NEA Literature Fellowship, Ruth Lilly Prize from the Poetry Foundation, Wallace Stegner Fellowship, Ohio Arts Council Grant, Brittingham Prize, Vassar Miller Prize, Wick Poetry Chapbook Prize, Sustainable Arts Foundation Grant.

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Last update: Jul 18, 2018