Dick Allen

his eighth collection of poems, This Shadowy Place (St. Augustine’s Press), won the 2013 New Criterion Poetry Prize. His earlier new poems are appearing in American Poetry Review, The Hudson Review, Drunken Boat, Plume, Tricycle, Raintown Review, and Buddhist Poetry Review. He is the current Connecticut State Poet Laureate (2010 – 2015). Last year, his noted Newtown memorial poem, “Solace,” was set to choral music by composer William Bolcom and performed by a 300member choir in Hartford and New Haven, Connecticut.