Allison Grimaldi Donahue (Middletown, Conn. USA 1984) is a poet, writer and translator. She’s author of Body to Mineral (Publication Studio Vancouver 2016) and On Endings (Delere Press 2019) and translator of Blown Away by vito m. bonito (Fomite 2021) and Self-portrait by Carla Lonzi (Divided 2021) . Her work has appeared in Another Gaze, Prairie Schooner,The Massachusetts Review, Los Angeles Review of Books, Brooklyn Rail, BOMB, FlashArt, Nero and other magazines. She has given performances at Gavin Brown in Rome, Hyper Maremma, Short Theater, Almanac, MACRO, Mambo and Fondazione Giuliani. She has been writer in residence at the New York Center for Book Arts and at the Bread Loaf Conference, as well as an artist in residence at Vermont Studio Center, Mass MoCA and MAMbo, Bologna. She holds degrees from Middlebury College, Vermont College of Fine Arts and a PhD in Philosophy, Art, and Critical Thought from European Graduate School (CH) where she worked under the supervision of Catherine Malabou. She has been a visiting lecturer at Smith College, Northeastern University, Cornell Rome, and Middlebury College. She currently teaches creative writing, translation, and literature courses at John Cabot University Rome and Middlebury College Florence and Rome. She is translations editor at Hunger Mountain Review of Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is currently fellow at Sommerakademie Paul Klee, Bern and a writer in residence at IUNO Rome. She teaches literary translation and Italian literature at the Middlebury College School in Italy. She lives in Bologna.