Alessandra Simmons has had poems appear in Spillway, Smartish Pace, The Other Journal, WomenArts Quarterly, Rabbit Catastrophe, Hawaii Pacific Review and other journals. She is the executive director of Gathering Ground, a nonprofit dedicated to connecting people to the environment and their food through work and play. She lives and farms with her husband and son on Washington Island, WI.

She is also a board member of Write On, Door County, a nonprofit dedicated to inspiring people to write and share their stories. They host workshops at our Writing Center, online and within the community and have a residency program.

Alessandra Simmons holds a PhD from UW-Milwaukee in English and MFA from Indiana University.

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