logo logo

Mike Allen

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


  • 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.


    • Staff writer Roanoke Times, since 1998.


    • 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.


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


    • Married Anita Devi Seth, June 26, 1992.
    See on larger map
    Born February 1, 1969
    (age 48)
    • 1992
      Virginia Tech
    • 1994
      Hollins University
    • 1998
      Staff writer, Roanoke Times