Allison Peters is a writer and editor originally from Bakersfield, California. Winner of an Academy of American Poets Prize and founder of Orange Quarterly, Allison has been awarded scholarships to the Bear River Writers' Conference and artist residencies with the Grin City Collective and the Institute for Sustainable Living, Art, and Natural Design.
In 2011, she earned a BA with distinction in English Language and Literature, a minor in global media studies, and high honors for her poetry thesis within the selective creative writing subconcentration at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of Xylem Literary Magazine and Associate Editor of the University of Michigan Undergraduate Research Journal and was an executive board member of the Undergraduate English Association.
From 2007-2009, she was also Editor-in-Chief of the award-winning White Pine Press, a biweekly newspaper out of Northwestern Michigan College, and she's interned with the Traverse City Film Festival and the independent publisher Dzanc Books.
Her poems have appeared in The Collagist, Hobart, Michigan Quarterly Review, Birdfeast, Mixed Fruit, Dunes Review, and elsewhere, and her photos have been featured in Muzzle Magazine, of zoos, Brusque Magazine, Fortnight Literary Press, and Bear River Review.
Allison lives in Ann Arbor, where she works as a digital publishing coordinator for Michigan Publishing, helps out at the letterpress shop Wolverine Press, and teaches creative writing workshops for kids at 826michigan. She's also into acting, architecture, film, and music.