An excerpt from our newly published interview with Alison Palmer.
“I want the reader to feel empathy towards the hunter and the hunted. I am an extremely hopeless and a very curious romantic, and I enjoy learning the psychology behind why we put ourselves through the rigors of dating, desire, marriage, monogamy, divorce. I’ve come to the conclusion that we are both utterly defenseless and relentlessly ruthless toward one another (and nature), ideas that drive the collection as a whole.”
Alison Palmer is the author of the poetry chapbook, The Need for Hiding (Dancing Girl Press, 2018). She earned an MFA in Poetry from Washington University in St. Louis and a B.A. in Creative Writing from Oberlin College, where she was the recipient of the Emma Howell Memorial Poetry Prize. The Poet’s Billow chose Alison for their 2015 Atlantis Poetry Prize, and in 2017 she was a Pushcart Prize and Best New Poets nominee. Her poems have appeared in FIELD, The Los Angeles Review, River Styx, Bear Review, Glass, The Cortland Review and elsewhere. Alison currently lives and writes just outside Washington, D.C.