Her prose and poetry have been published in places such as The New York Times, Catapult, Dovetail Literary Review, and Stillwater Journal. In 2018, she was chosen by judges Hannah Tinti, Alexander Chee, & Tracy O’Neill as one of Epiphany Magazine’s inaugural Breakout Eight Emerging Writers. Her memoir, Being Lolita, is forthcoming from Flatiron Books (MacMillan).
Alisson is currently an MFA candidate in Fiction at New York University as a Goldwater fellow. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing and Literature, also from NYU. Her writing is studied in undergraduate classrooms at Rutgers University, in Memoir Master Classes at NYU, and at the Hunter College MFA program. She is a Professor of Creative Writing at NYU's undergraduate College of Arts and Sciences.
As the founder of Pigeon Pages, Alisson is the face of a multifaceted literary organization showcasing emerging and established writers with diverse voices. She is the curator and host of Pigeon Pages NYC, the successful monthly literary reading series at PowerHouse Arena Bookstore in Brooklyn, since 2016. She also acts as editor for the Pigeon Pages Literary Journal, a women-run literary magazine showcasing prose.
Alisson has mentored young writers, facilitated leadership programs for teen girls, and directed poetry workshops for the NYC YWCA, AmeriCorps, and Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
She can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or through her agent, Rachel Vogel, at Dunow, Carlson, & Lerner.
Photo by Kevin Kelley.