Give amnesty. / Which birthright / is perpetual / and whose is made? / One sentence / should be kept: / I had a body / to believe....more
Alison Thumel is a Chicago-based writer. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago where she was awarded the Elsie F. Filippi Memorial Prize in Poetry. Her work has recently appeared in or is forthcoming in DIAGRAM, Banshee, Hobart, Salt Hill, and elsewhere. Her first chapbook won Salt Hill's Dead Lake Chapbook Contest and will be published in 2017.