About the Author

Alison Prine’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Ploughshares, The Virginia Quarterly Review, Shenandoah, Harvard Review,  Michigan Quarterly Review, and Prairie Schooner,  among others.  Her debut collection of poems, Steel, was chosen by Jeffrey Harrison for the Cider Press Review Book Award and was published in 2016.  Steel was named a finalist for the 2017 Vermont Book Award. Alison Prine lives and works in Burlington, Vermont.

You can view some of her readings here:


“Coming Out”


“Love Poem #7”

“Ode to a Forgotten Conversation”

Painted Word Poetry Series with Alison Prine

You can find samples of her work online at the following links:

Drunken Boat – “The Length of Time”

Virginia Quarterly Review Online“The Year After His Suicide”

Shenandoah“Ode to a Forgotten Conversation” and “Displace”

Green Mountains Review – “Fortune Teller”

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – “City of Bridges” and “Going Back”

Failbetter.com“My Practice” and “Love Poem #

Green Mountains Review – “Lesbian Child”

The Common – “Loss and Its Antonym”

Read the Seven Days review of ‘Steel’ by Rachel Elizabeth Jones – @ratbabyjones

Hear her conversation with Vermont Poet Laureate Chard deNiord

Contact her at alisonprine@msn.com