Contributors: Alison Townsend
Alison Townsend’s newest book is The Persistence of Rivers: An Essay on Moving Water, which won the 2016 Jeanne Leiby Memorial Chapbook Contest from The Florida Review. She is also the author of two award-winning poetry collections, Persephone in America and The Blue Dress. Her work has been listed three times in the Best American Essays. She is a professor emerita of English at the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater.