Allison Joseph was born in London, England in 1967. Joseph is an American poet, editor and professor.Joseph's poems explore episodes from her youth, experiences with popular culture and her own struggle with idenity and body image.
She is the author of five poetry collections, most recently, Voice (Mayapple Press, 2009). She graduated from Kenyon College with a B.A., and from Indiana University with an M.F.A. Joseph currently teaches at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and is the Director of the Young Writers Workshop at SIUC. A four-day summer program for high school students which Joseph founded in 1999. She also edits The Crab Orchard Review.