Alison Flett's poetry collection Whit Lassyz Ur Inty was shortlisted for the Saltire Book of the Year Award. She has performed her work on national television and radio and at literary festivals in Britain and Europe. In 2014, her manuscript was shortlisted for the Witmore Press Manuscript Award.

She has been the poetry editor for Transnational Literature and, as at 2018, runs Little Windows Press with Jill Jones.