Allyssa Wolf was born in 1971 in Columbus, Ohio. She has lived in New York City, San Francisco, Arizona, New Mexico, and Massachusetts. She went to the University of Cincinnati for two years, then spent three years as an unofficial student in the Graduate Writing Program at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, where she worked with Paul Vangelisti, Norma Cole, Leslie Scalapino, and Standard Schaefer. Her work has appeared in Ribot, Fence, Poesia in Azione (Italy), and Gut Cult. She is the editor of Gateway Songbooks, a series of poetry chapbooks. She currently lives in North Dakota.
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