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“The Vigil” sells to Goblin Fruit

/ September 15th, 2011 / No Comments »

I received word this morning that my poem “The Vigil,” dedicated to Nicole Kornher-Stace (and one of the last unsold poems in the “Claire-dare” series) has sold to Amal El-Mohtar and Jessica Wick at Goblin Fruit, and will appear in their Fall 2012 issue. Most

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“The Shadow Train” appears in Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine

/ September 6th, 2011 / 2 Comments »

My poem “The Shadow Train” has appeared in Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine issue 6, which is now available at Amazon.com. It’s a curious place for it to end up, as it’s not particularly Sherlockian — it’s about railroad fatalities and ghosts. On the other hand,

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Cover play

/ September 2nd, 2011 / 1 Comment »

The upcoming fourth issue of Fantastique Unfettered has cover art based on my poem “Binary,” plus a feature devoted to my poetry. There may be other stuff, too, yet to be determined. Plus Scottish novelist and activist Hal Duncan! They shared it on their website,

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New poetry sale: “Surviving Wonderland” to Stone Telling

/ August 25th, 2011 / No Comments »

I’m pleased to be able to share that a poem I wrote just a week ago (and shared at last week’s No Shame Theatre) has sold to Rose Lemberg and Shweta Narayan at Stone Telling. It’s called “Surviving Wonderland” and it’s slated to appear in

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Official Mythic Delirium 25 ToC

/ August 23rd, 2011 / No Comments »

Last night Anita and I sorted out the official table of contents for Mythic Delirium 25. And here it is: Myths and Delusions • Editorial • 2 Elegy for Robert Sheckley • Florence Major • 3 Joseph Carey Merrick • Florence Major • 5 Babel

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A new poem at Strange Horizons and a new review of Mythic Delirium 24

/ August 22nd, 2011 / No Comments »

Monday brings me two new precious things. First, my new poem “La Donna del Lago,” dedicated to Claire (C.S.E.) Cooney, has appeared at Strange Horizons. Fitting, as it’s the last of the “Claire-dare” poems that she inspired (though not the last to appear in print.)

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Versification reviews speculative poetry

/ August 17th, 2011 / No Comments »

A new website, Versification, chartered by Erzebet YellowBoy Carr, posts reviews of speculative poetry. The site debuted this week, and three of its reviews, all reprints, concern me: there’s Amal El-Mohtar’s review of my last collection, The Journey to Kailash; Deborah J. Brannon’s review of

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A review of an interview?

/ July 31st, 2011 / No Comments »

Bull Spec poetry editor Dan Campbell offers a review of the poems in the upcoming Fantastique Unfettered 3, and makes mention of the interview with me that’s appearing there. …do read it for a hint of how Allen performs his poems and an insight into

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New poetry sale

/ July 1st, 2011 / No Comments »

Yesterday Alexa Seidel with Fantastique Unfettered informed me she’ll be adding my poem “Seed the Earth, Burn the Sky” to the pair (“Sisyphus Crawls,” “Binary”) she already has lined up for the Nov./Dec. issue, making it a triptych. I also understand the issue’s cover will

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A poem sale

/ June 20th, 2011 / No Comments »

After a week full of rejections for both new poems and new stories — so it goes — I finished up with a nice poetry sale, to Strange Horizons. The poem is called “La Donna del Lago,” and it’s dedicated to Claire Cooney. It was

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