Alison Hess was one of two students selected to complete a poetry thesis with Louise Gluck at Williams College in 2001. She then spent a decade working in advertising, including a year building an agency in Kingston, Jamaica—and began writing fiction for the first time in 2010. She attended a workshop with Simon Van Booy in the Berkshires and another through One Story in Brooklyn. Her work has been published in American Letters & Commentary, Blue Mesa Review and on Vol.1 Brooklyn. Alison is working on a novel.