Contributors: Alison Townsend

Alison Townsend is the author of Persephone in America and The Blue Dress. Most recently, her work has appeared in Chautauqua, Parabola, and Quarter After Eight, and she has a Notable Essay mentioned in The Best American Essays 2014. An emerita professor of English at the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater, she is completing a collection of essays, “The Name for Woman is River: Essays Toward an Ecology of Home.”