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Allison is a writer and English instructor living in Wilmington, NC. She moved to Nags Head, NC from Delaware in 1996 to attend community college. Then she moved to Wilmington to attend UNCW, where she graduated with a BA in English in 1998, and an MFA in poetry in 2001. While at UNCW, she wrote and edited for the Seahawk and performed at poetry slams. Over the years, she has written for NBM, StarNews Media, Encore, the Pender Post and CitySearch.com. Her poetry has appeared in Poetry East, Cobalt, Fjords, Lilies and Cannonballs, The Oklahoma Review, Scissors and Spackle, and The Lyricist. Her one act play, Heathens, was produced by Big Dawg Theater Company at Thalian Hall, and she wrote and performed with the all female performance art troupe Brawdeville from 1999 to 2003. After spending time on stage, she switched gears and taught English full time at Southeastern Community College in Whiteville, NC. She now works at Cape Fear Community College as an adjunct English instructor and a writing facilitator in the Writing Center. In her spare time, she performs with her husband, Carl Kruger, in the sound art troupe 910 Noise. She has a kind, smart and beautiful 14-year-old stepdaughter, and a 14-year-old tortoiseshell cat named Zoe Mushka, aka Mooshy.

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