Allison Joseph will read in Austin 217 (Stern) at 6pm on Feb. 23, 2017. Joseph was born in London, England to parents of Jamaican heritage. She earned her BA from Kenyon College and an MFA from Indiana University. Authoring eight poetry collections, including What Keeps Us Here, Imitation of Life, and My Father’s Kites, she is editor and poetry editor of Crab Orchard Review. Joseph holds the Judge Williams Holmes Cook Endowed Professorship at the University of Illinois, Carbondale. Co-sponsored with the English Speaker’s Fund.