Allyson Horton is a native of Indianapolis, Indiana. She graduated from Indiana University and received her MFA in creative writing from Butler University. Her poetry has been published in the anthology Turn the Page and You Don’t Stop! Sharing Successful Chapters In Our Lives With Youth and also featured in The Wabash Watershed a journal featuring six Indiana women poets. Her work will be featured in the upcoming anthology: Brilliant Fire! on the life and legacy of Amiri Baraka. Currently, she resides in her hometown and teaches at Park Tudor School.