Alison Palmer is the author of the poetry chapbook, Everything Is Normal Here (Broadstone Books, 2022), the full-length poetry collection, Bargaining with the Fall (Broadstone Books, January 2023), and the poetry chapbook, The Need for Hiding (Dancing Girl Press, 2018). To read an interview, visit www.thepoetsbillow.org. Alison’s work appears widely in journals such as FIELD, The Cincinnati Review, River Styx, Columbia Review, The Journal, Rogue Agent, Crazyhorse, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of a 2022 Independent Artist Award (IAA) grant from the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC). Alison received her MFA from Washington University in St. Louis, and she was awarded the Emma Howell Memorial Poetry Prize from Oberlin College. She writes outside Washington, D.C.—find her on the web at: alisonpalmer.org.