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A Song By Any Other Name



Alison C. Rollins, born and raised in St. Louis city, currently works as a Visiting Assistant Professor of English for Colorado College. In addition, she serves as faculty for Pacific Northwest College of Art’s Creative Writing Low-Residency MFA program. She is a 2019 National Endowment for the Arts Literature fellow. Her poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, The New York Times Magazine, Poetry, The Poetry Review, and elsewhere. A Cave Canem and Callaloo fellow, she is also a 2016 recipient of the Poetry Foundation’s Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship. In 2018 she was the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Writers’ Award and in 2020 the winner of a Pushcart Prize. Her debut poetry collection, Library of Small Catastrophes (Copper Canyon Press), is a 2020 Hurston/Wright Foundation Legacy Award Nominee.

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