Allen Braden

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Allen Braden is an American poet.


Braden graduated from McNeese State University, with an MFA.[1]

His work is published in The New Republic, Prairie Schooner,[2] Virginia Quarterly Review,[3] Shenandoah, Southern Review, and Georgia Review.

He was poet-in-residence for the Poetry Center and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

He teaches at Tacoma Community College.[4]


  • National Endowment for the Arts fellowship[5]
  • 2006 Artist Trust / Washington State Arts Commission Fellowship
  • Emerging Writers Prize from Witness magazine
  • Grolier Poetry Prize


  • A Wreath of Down and Drops of Blood. University of Georgia Press. 2009. ISBN 978-0-8203-3474-5. 
  • The field burner. McNeese State University. 1997. 


  • Best New Poets 2005
  • Spreading the Word: Editors on Poetry
  • Family Matters: Poems of Our Families. Bottom Dog Press. 2005. ISBN 978-0-933087-95-8. 
  • David Lee Garrison, Terry Hermsen, eds. (2003). O taste and see: food poems. Bottom Dog Press. ISBN 978-0-933087-82-8. 


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