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A new post at Black Gate: Through Mordor to the Unreal City

/ April 18th, 2011 / No Comments »

Through Mordor to the Unreal City: A National Poetry Month Post

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Poems from The Journey to Kailash

/ April 18th, 2011 / 1 Comment »

Defacing the Moon defacing Your ship’s sharpened keel slides across airless seas, blown by the breath of your desires. Those sails stretch like skin to catch the winds of your whimsy, and the keelblade carves crags into cheekbones and eyes. Soon your own face will

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Journey to Kailash posts begin tomorrow

/ April 17th, 2011 / No Comments »

Tomorrow, in honor of National Poetry Month, I’m running a series of posts containing selected poems from my 2008 poetry collection, The Journey to Kailash. They’ll appear at 9:30 a.m. every morning for the next 13 days, with a very appropriate choice appearing on the

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A mindbending poem for Poetry Month, and a question answered

/ April 11th, 2011 / 6 Comments »

You could call this the soft announcement of my new homepage. The question I’m answering is, why “Descent Into Light”? Well, because there have always been too many Mike Allens in the world, the phrase “Descent into Light,” snipped from my poem “Phase Shift,” has

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