Alyse Bensel’s recent poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Alaska Quarterly Review, Pleiades, Puerto del Sol, West Branch, Poetry International, and elsewhere. Her fiction and nonfiction have been featured at The Boiler, Entropy, and Pithead Chapel. She is the author of three poetry chapbooks, most recently Lies to Tell the Body, published by Seven Kitchens Press in July 2018.
She served as the Book Reviews Editor at The Los Angeles Review, a literary journal from Red Hen Press, from 2013-2018. Her reviews have appeared in Colorado Review, Prairie Schooner, Literary Mama, Newpages, and many other journals.
She currently serves as section editor for Theory, Culture, and Craft for the Journal of Creative Writing Studies (JCWS), an open access, peer reviewed journal. Submissions to the journal are open year-round.
Earning her PhD in Literary Studies and Creative Writing at the University of Kansas in May 2018, Alyse served as a 2017-2018 Richard and Jeannette Sias Fellow in the Humanities. She is now an assistant professor of English at Brevard College, where she directs the Looking Glass Rock Writers' Conference. Questions regarding the conference can be directed to lgrwc [at] brevard [dot] edu.