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Alyssa Froehling grew up in Palatine, Illinois, and earned a B.A. in English and Creative Writing with a minor in Women & Gender Studies from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. There, she received the Thomas F. and Wanda W. Hansen Scholarship and the Roald Tweet award in English Studies. She is currently an MFA candidate in poetry at The Ohio State University in Columbus and is poetry editor of The Journal.

Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in the Mid-American Review, Radar Poetry, and elsewhere. In 2017, she won F(r)iction's spring poetry contest, judged by Maggie Smith.