Alison C. Rollins

Alison C. Rollins holds a bachelor of science from Howard University, a master of fine arts from Brown University, and a master of library and information science from the University of Illinois Urbana–Champaign. 

Rollins is the author of Black Bell (Copper Canyon Press, 2024) and Library of Small Catastrophes (Copper Canyon Press, 2019). She has received fellowships from the Harvard Radcliffe Institute and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as support from Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, Callaloo, and Cave Canem. She was also a 2016 recipient of the Poetry Foundation’s Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship. Her awards include the 2018 Rona Jaffe Writers’ Award and the 2020 Pushcart Prize.

Rollins has held faculty and librarian positions at various institutions, including the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Colorado College, and Pacific Northwest College of Art. She is currently an assistant professor of English at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.