Allison Funk

Allison Funk was educated at Ohio Wesleyan University and Columbia University. She is the author of five books of poems: Wonder Rooms (Parlor Press, 2015); The Tumbling Box (C&R Press, 2009); The Knot Garden (Sheep Meadow Press, 2002); Living at the Epicenter (Northeastern University Press, 1995), selected by Sonia Sanchez as the winner of the 1994 Samuel French Morse Poetry Prize and a winner of the Society of Midland Authors Award; and Forms of Conversion (Alice James Books, 1986).

Funk has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as prizes from the Illinois Arts Council and the Poetry Society of America. She is currently a poet and professor emerita at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.