Allie Rigby

Santa Ana

Allie Rigby is a poet, editor, and educator with roots in the chaparral and desert landscapes of Southern California. She writes about the intersections of ecology, history, mental health, and community. Her writing also appears in Parentheses Journal, PostScript Magazine, Manzano Mountain Review, Living on Earth Radio, and more. Allie received a master’s degree in English: Creative Writing from San Francisco State University, where she was awarded the William Dickey Fellowship for poetry. Recent honors include a Pushcart Prize nomination, a Best of the Net nomination, a Fulbright Fellowship to Romania, and contribution to Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. Moonscape for a Child is her first book of poetry (Bored Wolves, 2024).


  1. Grow Your Prose By Diving Into Poetry

    Whether you write fiction or nonfiction, poetry can help you notice more about the world—so you can write about it more effectively. This two-part workshop builds your attention muscle through a series of prompts, leaving you with new tools to cultivate lively, engaging prose.

    1. Literary Arts
    2. Education
  2. The Herd

    The Herd was a bimonthly literary newsletter aimed at building community and highlighting artists. We ran 30 issues.

    1. Literary Arts
  3. Moonscape for a Child

    What does it mean to live well and with purpose, with depression on the mind and a world on fire? In this debut poetry collection, Allie Rigby unravels this question, documenting what grows, what burns, and what persists.

    1. Literary Arts
    2. Arts & Culture
  4. Sunlight Editing

    Sunlight Editing helps writers and nonprofits develop their stories by providing excellent editorial guidance.

    1. Sustainability
    2. Literary Arts
    3. Education
  5. Outdoor Education

    I started teaching as a Naturalist at Walker Creek Ranch. This work continues in new ways. Since 2014, for each week during the school year, I worked with 20-25 students during their week of outdoor education. As a program, we focused on hands-on learning and community-building.

    1. Education
    2. Sustainability
  6. Writing Workshops

    These workshops are designed to generate fresh work, play with words, and lean into a community of people who gather and share their time and kind spirits with each other.

    1. Literary Arts
    2. Education
  7. Elyssar Press

    It is a publishing company in Redlands, California. We publish books of poetry, biographies, and fiction with art.

    1. Literary Arts
  8. Mulatta: Not So Tragic

    “Mulatta—Not So Tragic?” embraces and emphasizes the importance of friendship, conversation, criticism and love between creatives. In this time, of Black Girl Magic, a book about Black Girl Friendship seems essential.

    1. Literary Arts
  9. Letterpress Collection

    I am a letterpress-inclined poet who prints with a community of artists in northern California. Each design is made with care, letter by letter, before being printed on a Vandercook Press.

    1. Literary Arts


  1. Literary Arts

    Editing, Teaching, Writing, Event Organizing, Publishing
    Narrative Poetry, Free Verse Poetry, Experimental Poetry, Speculative Poetry, Business Writing, Promotional, Opinion & Commentary, Criticism & Review, Advice, Nature Writing, Memoir
  2. Education

    Activism & Advocacy, Writing & Literature Pedagogy, Community & Engagement, Counseling & Mentorship, Education Leadership
    Outdoor Education, Project Based Learning, Student Centered, Vocational Education, Higher Education, Cross-Cultural Learning Curiculum, Online Education, Public Education
  3. Sustainability

    Education, Sustainable Living & Lifestyle, Restoration, Ecology, Advocacy & Activism, Environmental Health, Corporate Responsibility, Conservation, Environmental Justice, Environmental Art
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