Allya Yourish


527 Farm House Ln
Ames IA


Allya Yourish is a poet from Portland, Oregon with a passion for curation and visual art. She studied representations of grief and memory in Holocaust museums at New College of Florida, moved to France to be an au pair, lived as a Tumbleweed in the Parisian English-language bookshop Shakespeare and Company, received a Fulbright grant to teach secondary school in Kuala Krau, Malaysia, and worked as a News Assistant for the New York Times. Her work focuses on crystallizing beautiful moments and making intentional space for tenderness. When not writing, she’s usually talking about her cats, camping at Ledges, or despairing in front of a too-long to-do list.