Kirstin Allio
Contributor History

Kirstin Allio
Kirstin Allio is the author of the novel Garner (Coffee House) and the short story collection Clothed, Female Figure (Dzanc). She is a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize for First Fiction and has received the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 award, as well as fellowships from the Howard Foundation at Brown University and the MacDowell Colony.



In Print

Vol. 69
Being Bodies
Fall 2017
Edited by Bradford Morrow


March 20, 2018
You can’t live forever in fear   of language. Or well,
you can.
But it’s pathetic.  
March 13, 2018
Come late spring the branches bear

creamy blooms then pulpy orange half-sweet

three- or four-stoned fruits that slip to the dirt

that all things living leave behind, dirt
February 27, 2018
You dwell at green lights
longer than expected.
Thoughts that had gone far
are slow in returning.
The Pulitzer finalist and National Book Awardwinning author reads from The Overstory
Monday, April 16, 2018
2:30 pm
Campus Center, Weis Cinema