Hello there, my name is Allison Marie and I am a poet, writer, artist, and author living in Pennsylvania, USA, with my son and my husband and our two little Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.  I have more tattoos now than I did when I took the above photo.  A butterfly (when I turned 18), a guardian angel wing (when I lost my mother & grandparents), a feather pen (b/c ink is blood), an anchor (stay true), and a crown (for my 40th birthday, 12-08-2018). I adore tattoos but hate the pain, so I drink the gin first because tattoos are important— they are an intimate form of artistic self-love for me.

I have been writing poetry since I was ten years old.  Poetry is in my blood, I like to say, because so often it feels to me like the words resurrect from my very being, from my bones.  I write because I must write, I don’t know who I am without the words. I have written and self-published two books of poetry and prose, Vein & Luminae, both are available on Amazon here (Vein) and here (Luminae).

People tell me my writing is especially cinematic, that the imagery captures them in a way that enables them to very viscerally visualize the worlds I create through the written word. I absolutely LOVE that my writing can transport someone to a place deep inside themselves. It is my greatest pleasure and wish to nourish people with my work. I want each piece, whether short or long, to be a soulful feast.

You can most often catch me on Instagram @allisonmarieconway as that is the only social media platform on which I publish content, aside from this blog. I find the IG community to be the most prolific, generous, and inspiring of all. (P.S. If you are new to Instagram, follow me and look in the comments to see what hashtags I use. Click on them. I promise you will find hundreds of kind artists with whom to connect.)

You can join my email list by clicking here.  Every Monday I send out a little love letter to my fellow kindred creatives (we are writers, artists, painters, photographers, designers, bloggers, poets, musicians, you name it) to help us all to not only stay engaged with the art of our crafts, but also to keep them fresh and inspiring — both for we as creators and for our audiences, no matter how large or small.

If you want to email me I am here: glorybegin@gmail.com

The world is a beautiful mess and a terrible miraculous wonder.  And I believe as long as people still read, write, and share poetry & art, there is hope. Which makes me madly, truly, fully overjoyed that you are here. 🙂

I hope you love what you see and we can stay in touch.

With much love & deepest gratitude,

Allison Marie