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Mike Allen

writer

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.