(Richard James Allen profile photo credit: Kyle Powderly.)
Richard James Allen is an Australian born poet whose writing has appeared widely in journals, anthologies, and online over forty years. His latest book, The short story of you and I, is forthcoming from UWA Publishing. Previous books of poetry, fiction and performance texts include Fixing the Broken Nightingale (Flying Island Books), The Kamikaze Mind (Brandl & Schlesinger) and Thursday’s Fictions (Five Islands Press), shortlisted for the Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry. Former Artistic Director of the Poets Union Inc., and director of the inaugural Australian Poetry Festival, Allen co-edited the landmark anthology, Performing the Unnameable: An Anthology of Australian Performance Texts (Currency Press/RealTime). Recipient of numerous awards, nominations, and grants, as well as opportunities for presentations, screenings and broadcasts, in a unique international career as a critically acclaimed writer, director, choreographer and performer for stage and screen, he also won the Chancellor’s Award for most outstanding PhD thesis at the University of Technology, Sydney.
For further information about Richard, see these websites:
Richard James Allen, Poetry Library