Dick Allen

N/A
Trumbull, CT 066114910
Phone: 
203-375-1927

Author's Bio

Allen is variously known as a mystical poet, a poet concerned with recording the history of the century’s last fifty years and the beginning years of the 21st Century, a poet of contemporary science, a Zen Buddhist-oriented poet, and a poet whose eclectic style ranges from formal to free verse. In recent years, he has often written in a new narrative-lyric hybrid form of his invention that he calls “Randomism.”

Publications and Prizes

Books: 
Ode to the Cold War: New & Selected Poems
(Sarabande Books, 1997)
, Present Vanishing: Poems
(Sarabande Books, 2008)
, The Day Before: New Poems
(Sarabande Books, 2003)
, This Shadowy Place
(St. Augustine's Press, 2014)
, Zen Master Poems
(Wisdom Publications, 2016)
Anthologies: 
The Best American Poetry
(Scribner, 2006)
Journals: 
American Poetry Review, American Scholar, Gettysburg Review, Massachusetts Review, New Criterion, Ploughshares, Poetry, Tricycle, Yale Review
Prizes Won: 
2013 New Criterion Poetry Book Award,NEA Fellowship, Ingram Merrill Fellowship, Pushcart Prize, Robert Frost Prize, Hart Crane Fellowship, N.B.C.C. Finalist, CT Poetry Book Award (2009) , CT State Poet Laureate (2010-2015)

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
Japanese Ikebana for Every Season by Rie Imai and Yuji Ueno
,
Broken Cup by Margaret Gibson
,
The Accidental Universe by Alan Lightman
,
Best American Science and Nature Writing by Deborah Blum
,
Literary Connecticut by Eric J. Lehman and Amy Nawrocki

Reviews, Recordings, and Interviews

More Information

Listed as: 
Poet
Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
British, Buddhist
Prefers to work with: 
Teachers
Born in: 
Troy, United States
Raised in: 
Round Lake, NY, United States
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Last updated: Dec 01, 2016