Allison Albino studied creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College and has an M.A. in French literature from NYU. Her poems have appeared in Poetry Northwest and the Apeiron Review, and she has a personal essay on the craft of writing in The Critical Flame. Her poem, “Advice From My Immigrant Father,” was a finalist for the 2017 Joy Harjo Poetry Award. She has received scholarships from the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley and the Fine Arts Work Center. She was also selected to participate in the AWP Writer-to-Writer mentorship program and has been a poetry contributor at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. She teaches French at The Dalton School in Manhattan.