Allison Townsend

Alison Townsend’s newest book is The Persistence of Rivers: An Essay on Moving Water, winner of the 2016 Jeanne Leiby Award, and is just out from Burrow Press. She is also the author of two award-wining books of poetry, The Blue Dress: Poems and Prose Poems, and Persephone in America, and two poetry chapbooks.  Her writing has won a Pushcart Prize, The Crab Orchard Open Poetry Competition, a Wisconsin Literary Arts Grant, and many other awards.  Her poetry and essays appear widely, in journals such as Bellingham Review, Brevity, Parabola, and The Southern Review, and have been frequently anthologized. Professor Emerita of English and Women’s Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, she lives on four acres of prairie and oak savanna in the country outside Madison.   

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Arts + Literature Laboratory is located in Madison’s Schenk-Atwood neighborhood at 2021 Winnebago Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53704.

Summer gallery hours are Wednesday-Friday 12-5pm and Saturday 11am-3pm during exhibitions or by appointment. Please check the exhibitions calendar before planning your visit, as the gallery is closed between exhibitions and other schedule changes are posted here.

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