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Hungry Constellations


(Mythic Delirium Books, 2014)
Introduction by Amal El-Mohtar

“The poems in Mike Allen’s latest book, Hungry Constellations, make a rowdy, red-tinged tapestry, representing twenty years of work from one of the major creative forces in this genre. These poems are physical, expansive, and revolutionary. They are grand and dystopic. They seethe with the conflict of opposites. Allen likes the destructive side of creation as much as the emergent side. He likes dying gods, because they need to be revived or transformed. He writes about stars and legends and human beings contending with the monster-filled and glorious cosmos. He does it all with a relentless, energetic style, full of thought and invention.”
— Star*Line

“Allen is an artist and words are his clay, his ink, his notes, his instruments.”
— Spectral Realms

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THE JOURNEY TO KAILASH

The Journey to Kailash


(Norilana Books, 2008)

“This is Allen writing at the top of his game, and these poems will linger in the memory long after the book is put aside.”
— The Pedestal Magazine

“Reader, it’s brilliant.”
— SF Site

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STRANGE WISDOMS OF THE DEAD

Strange Wisdoms of the Dead


(Wildside Press, 2006)

“Allen’s is poetry for goths of all ages … a fine job of making the human scary and the scary human.”
— The Philadelphia Inquirer

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DISTURBING MUSES Disturbing Muses

(Prime Books, 2005)

“An excellent collection.”
— Ellen Datlow, The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror 19

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PETTING THE TIME SHARK

Petting the Time Shark


(DNA Publications, 2003)

“An outstanding collection…. Mike Allen’s poetry is sometimes amusing, often disturbing, but never disappointing.”
— Strange Horizons

out of print

DEFACING THE MOON Defacing the Moon

(DNA Productions, 2000)

“Allen exhibits a fine hand with a memorable phrase and a mordant yet humor-tinged viewpoint on life.”
— Asimov’s Science Fiction

out of print

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