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Alison Touster-Reed’s poetry has appeared in journals in the United States, Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom, including such publications as The Threepenny Review, The Midwest Quarterly, Carolina Quarterly, Poetry Wales, Kansas Quarterly, Forum, Pivot, The Journal, PN Review, Poetry Australia, Oxford Magazine, Iron, Queen’s Quarterly, The Antigonish Review, Prism International, University of Windsor Review, Rosebud, Negative Capability, Atlantis, Colorado State Review, The Fiddlehead, Soundings East, and Dalhousie Review. In the 70’s she published 2 books of poetry. Alison has won the Merrill Moore Award for Literary Promise, an Academy of American Poets’ Prize, and the Indiana University Foundation Prize in Poetry. She has read her work at Indiana University, Aquinas College, Antioch College, The Tennesseee Literary Arts Festival, and the annual meeting of the South Central Modern Language Association. Alison was a founding editor of Cumberland Poetry Review, an internationally known journal of poetry that published for over 20 years. She was the first person to earn a doctorate in original poetry at Vanderbilt University. In 2008 Alison was a finalist in the John Ciardi Prize in Poetry from BkMk Press. Her recent publications include Dalhousie Review, River Oak Review, Pinch Journal, Pinyon, Journal of Poetry Therapy, Confrontation and New Orleans Review. She has done her sculpture in a variety of media, including wax, wood, plaster, metal and clay. In addition, she has many books of her "blind" drawings and has created paintings in leather. Alison has exhibitions in Centennial Park, Centennial Art Center, Renaissance Center, Arts in the Park, and TACA, and her work can be seen at Midtown Gallery. Her sculpture entitled self-portrait won first prize at Nashville Watkins College of Art and Design.

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