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Mike Allen

Mike Allen, American writer. Fellow: Knight Center for Specialized Journalism; member: Science Fiction Poetry Association (president since 2004).

Background

  • Allen, Mike was born on February 1, 1969 in Minneapolis. Son of Theodore Darrell and Shonna Lee Allen.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Liberal Arts, Virginia Tech, 1992. Master of Arts in Creative Writing, Hollins University, 1994.

    Career

    • Staff writer Roanoke Times, since 1998.

    Works

    • Poetry magazine, Mythic Delirium. Editor: (fiction anthology) New Dominions: Fantasy Stories by Virginia Writers. Co-editor: (poetry anthology) The Alchemy of Stars: Rhysling Award Winners Showcase.

      Author: (poetry collection) Defacing the Moon and Other Poems, Petting the Time Shark and Other Poems, Disturbing Muses. Co-author: (poem) Epochs in Exile: A Fantasy Trilogy (Rhysling Award for Long Poem, 2003). Author: (poetry and fiction collection) Strange Wisdoms of the Dead.

      Editor: (fiction anthology) MYTHIC.

    Membership

    Fellow: Knight Center for Specialized Journalism. Member: Science Fiction Poetry Association (president since 2004).

    Connections

    • Married Anita Devi Seth, June 26, 1992.
    • father: Theodore Darrell
    • mother: Shonna Lee Allen
    • spouse: Anita Devi Seth
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    Born February 1, 1969
    (age 47)
    Nationality
    • 1992
      Virginia Tech
    • 1994
      Hollins University
    • 1998
      Staff writer, Roanoke Times