Richard James Allen

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Richard James Allen (born 1960) is a contemporary Australian poet, dancer and filmmaker. The former Artistic Director of the Poets Union Inc, and founding director of the Australian Poetry Festival, Richard was Co-Artistic Director with Karen Pearlman of That Was Fast (New York City) and Tasdance (Launceston), and now at The Physical TV Company (Sydney).[1]

Richard James Allen has published ten books of poetry, fiction or performance texts, most recently Fixing the Broken Nightingale (2014), The Kamikaze Mind (2006), and Performing the Unnameable: An Anthology of Australian Performance Texts (1999), co-edited with Karen Pearlman. He received the 2005 University of Technology, Sydney Chancellor's Award for Best Ph.D Thesis. A multi-award-winning film adaptation of his Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry-nominated book, Thursday's Fictions (1999), was first broadcast by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in 2007. This surreal dance fantasy also has a Second Life presence, Thursday's Fictions in Second Life.

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  • Allen, Richard James (2014, (c) 2013). Fixing the broken nightingale. ASM: Macau & Cerberus Press: Markwell, N.S.W., Australia: Flying Island Books. pp. 113 p. ; 15 cm. ISBN 978-99965-42-58-9.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  • Allen, Richard James (c. 2006). The kamikaze mind. Blackheath, N.S.W., Australia: Brandl & Schlesinger. pp. 157 p. : ill. ; 18 cm. ISBN 1-876040-71-8. 
  • Allen, Richard James (c. 1999). Thursday’s fictions. Wollongong, N.S.W., Australia: Five Islands Press. pp. v, 120 p. ; 21 cm. ISBN 0-86418-596-0. 
  • Allen, Richard James; Karen Pearlman (c. 1999). Performing the Unnameable: An Anthology of Australian Performance Texts. Sydney, N.S.W., Australia: Currency Press in association with RealTime. pp. xv, 203 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. ISBN 0-86819-420-4. 
  • Allen, Richard James; Karen Pearlman (c. 1996). New Life on the 2nd Floor. Launceston, TAS, Australia: Tasdance. pp. 76 p. : ill. ; 22 cm. ISBN 0-9586795-0-9. 
  • Allen, Richard James (c. 1995). The air dolphin brigade. Brooklyn, N.S.W., Australia, and Launceston, TAS, Australia: Paper Bark Press in association with Tasdance. pp. 88 p. : ill., ports. ; 21 cm. ISBN 0-646-26678-0. 
  • Allen, Richard James (c. 1995). What to name your baby. Brooklyn, N.S.W., Australia, and Launceston, TAS, Australia.: Paper Bark Press in association with Tasdance. pp. 40 p. : ports. ; 21 cm. ISBN 0-646-23747-0. 
  • Allen, Richard James (c. 1993). Hope for a man named Jimmie ; &, Grand illusion Joe. Wollongong, N.S.W., Australia: Five Islands Press Associates. pp. 90 p. ; 21 cm. ISBN 1-875604-07-3. 
  • Allen, Richard James (c. 1989). To the ocean ; &, Scheherazade. Sydney, N.S.W., Australia: Hale & Iremonger. pp. 160 p. ; 20 cm. ISBN 0-86806-396-7. 
  • Allen, Richard James (c. 1986). The way out at last & other poems. Sydney, N.S.W., Australia: Hale & Iremonger. pp. 111 p. ; 23 cm. ISBN 0-86806-248-0. 

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