Mike Allen (born 1969) is an American editor and writer of speculative fiction and poetry. He currently lives in Roanoke, Virginia.
His short story "
The Button Bin," published in the October 2007 issue of , was a finalist for the 2008 Helix SF Nebula Award for Best Short Story. [1 ]
The Philadelphia Inquirer has described Allen as being "[a]mong the better-known practitioners of speculative poetry" and said his poems "work best when his bizarre lyricism is put in the service of a scary and taut narrative." [2 ] [2 ]
Allen has won the
Rhysling Award for best speculative poem three times, in 2003, 2006, and 2007. He served as President of the [3 ] Science Fiction Poetry Association from 2004 to 2006.
He created the
small press poetry journal in 1998. Mythic Delirium [4 ] Published biannually, the journal has included poems by [5 ] authors such as Suzette Haden Elgin, Neil Gaiman, Theodora Goss, Joe Haldeman, Ursula K. Le Guin, Darrell Schweitzer, Sonya Taaffe, Catherynne M. Valente, Ian Watson and Jane Yolen.
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