Alyse Bensel’s recent poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Pleiades, South Dakota Review, Puerto del Sol, West Branch, Poetry International, and elsewhere. Her nonfiction has been featured at Entropy and Pithead Chapel. She is the author of two poetry chapbooks: Not of Their Own Making (dancing girl press, 2014) and Shift (Plan B Press, 2012). She serves as the Book Reviews Editor at The Los Angeles Review, a literary journal from Red Hen Press. Her reviews have appeared in Colorado Review, Prairie Schooner, Literary Mama, Newpages, and many other journals.
Earning her PhD in Literary Studies and Creative Writing at the University of Kansas in May 2018, Alyse is a 2017-2018 Richard and Jeannette Sias Fellow in the Humanities. This fall, she will begin as assistant professor of English at Brevard College, where she will direct the Looking Glass Rock Writers' Conference.
Queries regarding book reviews can be directed to reviews [at] losangelesreview [dot] org.