Alisha Dietzman received her MFA in Poetry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she was a Martha Meier Renk Distinguished Graduate Fellow. She is currently a PhD candidate in Divinity focusing on aesthetics and ethics at the University of St Andrews, supported by a grant from the US-UK Fulbright Commission. Her work has also received support from the Rebecca Swift Foundation and the Jeffrey Rubinoff Sculpture Park. In 2021, her chapbook Slow Motion Something For No Reason was the editors’ choice selection for the Tomaž Šalamun Prize and is forthcoming from Factory Hollow Press. Her poetry has appeared in or will appear in Ploughshares, American Poetry Review, Denver Quarterly, The Iowa Review, and elsewhere.
Raised between Columbia, South Carolina and Prague, Czech Republic, she now works as a bartender and server in Sacramento, California.