CCT: Bibliography of Dick Allen's work

Bibliography of Dick Allen's work



Presenting Vanishing: Poems. 
Louisville, KY: Sarabande Books, 2008
      ( Connecticut Book Award for Poetry: 2009, for best book of poetry 
      by Connecticut poet or Connecticut-related poet/poetry).

The Day Before: New Poems.   Louisville, KY: Sarabande Books, 2003
      (Sheila Motion Poetry Prize, PEN/Winship Prize Finalist, Connecticut Book
      Award Finalist, Los Angeles Times Nominee).

Ode to the Cold War: Poems New and Selected.  Louisville, KY: Sarabande 
      Books, 1997 (First Runner-Up, Poetry Society of America William Carlos Williams
      Prize for best poetry vol. of year).

Fight and Pursuit.  Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1987. (Pulitzer
      Prize Nominee by press).

Overnight in the Guest House of the Mystic.   Baton Rouge: Louisiana State
      University Press, 1984.  (National Book Critics Circle Award Final Nominee;
      Pulitzer Prize Nominee by press).
Regions With No Proper Names.  New York: St. Martin's Press, 1976.  (Pulitzer
      Prize Nomination by press).

Anon and Various Time Machine Poems.  New York: Delacorte, Delta, 1971.
      (Pulitzer Prize Nominee by press).

Science Fiction: The Future, Ed.  New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1971;
      completely revised edition, 1982.  (Generally was regarded as nation's leading 
      textbook / anthology in the field).

Looking Ahead: The Vision of Science Fiction, Co-Ed.  With Lori Allen.  New York:
      Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1976.

Detective Fiction: Crime and Compromise, Co-Ed.  With David Chacko, New
      York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1974.  (Generally regarded as nation's 
      leading textbook / anthology in the field).

Twentieth-Century Fiction: Alienation and Self Discovery (with Lori Allen).
      White Plains, New York: The Center for the Humanities, 1975.  (Teacher's

Science Fiction: Jules Verne to Ray Bradbury, (with Lori Allen).  White Plains, New
      York: The Center for the Humanities, 1974.  (Teacher's Guide).


Approx. 700 poems published in The American Scholar, The Gettysburg Review, Boulevard, Chronicles, The Atlantic Monthly, The Hudson Review, Poetry, Crosscurrents, The Ontario Review, The New Yorker, The Connecticut River Review, The New Criterion, The North American Review, The Michigan Quarterly, The American Poetry Review, Agni, The Southern Review, The Kenyon Review, The Nassau Review, The Yale Review, Carolina Quarterly, The Antioch Review, Prairie Schooner, Prism International, West Coast Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Paris Review, Salmagundi, Manhattan Review, Western Humanities Review, The Wittenberg Review,  Poetry Review, Bellingham Review, Cutbank, Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review, Poetry Miscellany, Saturday Review, Cimarron Review, Minnesota Review, The Silverfish Review, Chicago Review, American Arts Quarterly, Image: A Journal of Arts and Religion,  Ploughshares, Urbanus, Aspect, The Cincinnati Review, Triquarterly, Smartish Pace, Margie, The Georgia Review, The Massachusetts Review, Tar River Poetry, Poetry International, Texas Review, Sewanee Review, Raritan, The New Republic, New England Review, New York Quarterly, Raintown Review, Measure, etc.


Poetry Daily: 366 Poems; The Poetry Anthology: 1912-2002; Contemporary American Poetry: Behind the Scenes; Old Glory: American War Poems from the Revolutionary War to the War on Terrorism; Poetry Calendar, 2005, 2006. 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010; The Best American Poetry: 2010; 180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day, ed. Billy Collins; The Book of the Sonnet, Three Genres: The Writing of Poetry, Fiction and Drama; Surveying the Century (UK, Penguin, 1999),The Rinehart Reader ,The Best American Poetry, 2006, The Pushcart Prize Anthology, 2005; The Best American Poetry, 1998, The Best Spiritual Writing, 1998, 2008 (Harper/San Francisco), The Best American Poetry, 1997; The Best American Poetry:   1994, The New Formalists, The Best American Poetry, 1991, An Introduction to Poetry (ed. X. J. Kennedy), The Norton Introduction to Literature, The Norton Introduction to Poetry, The Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review Anthology,  Anthology of Magazine Verse / Yearbook of American Poetry, Contemporary New England Poetry (Vol. 1, Vol. 2), Light Year, The Umbral Anthology, The Best of the Cimarron Review, Faster Than Light,  Humor in American, Discover America, Myths and Motifs in Literature, Contemporary Poetry in America, The Random House Book of Verse, Articulations, The Modern Age, Learning by Heart: Contemporary American Poetry About School, The Random House Treasury of Light Verse, etc.

“Night-Sledding” and two other poems read on Garrison Keillor’s A Writer’s Almanac.

“Simile,” “The Beginner,” “Of What is Good Enough and Finished First” and numerous other poems selected for and reprinted on Poetry Daily (on-line), from inception-.

Small essay on Arthur Waley’s Chinese translations on Poetry Daily, 2009.

Small essay on Edward Thomas’s “Adelstrop, on Poetry Daily, 2010.


Pivot, The World & I, The Hudson Review, American Book Review, Countermeasures, Poetry, American Poetry Review, Cream City Review, Urbanus, New Expansive Poetry, My Poor Elephant: 27 Male Writers at Work, Poetry After Modernism, Mississippi Review, Contemporary Authors Autobiography Series, MLA Convention, Kenyon Review, The Writer, Writer’s Digest, Crosscurrents, Poetry Daily.

Selected OTHER, including some readings

  Website.  Reading of five Zen Buddhist poems.  Guest poet in
      Spring, 2010, with small essay on "Meditation on Poems of the ˜Nine Monks."  and <

Writer's Chronicle.  Featured Poet.  Extensive Interview/essay in national
      magazine, conducted by Leslie McGrath, of Dick Allen, including some
      poems.  Fall, 2008.

Connecticut Review.  "Poet of American Transitions: An Interview with Dick Allen."
      Conducted by Cortney Davis.  Spring, 2005.

Image.  Artist of the Month.  February, 2004.
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Poet of the Month.  July, 2003.  National Website
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Hill-Stead Sunken Gardens Festival Poetry Reading.  Connecticut.  One of five
      Featured Poets to give a solo performance in one of America's leading reading
      series.  Accompanied by radio talk for state and national public radio. Video 
      recording.  July, 1997.  Approximately 3,000 people attended reading.

Who's Who in America (and twelve other "Who's Who" volumes in America,
      England, etc.)  Current edition.  Also, numerous volumes of Who's Who 
       in New England.

The Oxford Companion to Twentieth Century Poetry. 
Ed.  Ian Hamilton.
      Oxford, 1994.  (short bio. and critical evaluation of Dick Allen).

Guest Editor, special edition of Crosscurrents on Expansive Poetry: The New
      Formalism and The New Narrative.  Crosscurrents,
January, 1989.  (176
      page issue; all material solicited and edited; issues includes five essays, 30
      long and short poems, an eight-member symposium, Introduction, Contributor's
      Notes, Bibliography; graphics selected by Linda Brown Michelson,
       Crosscurrents' usual Editor, who also did layout).

Over 400 lectures, panels, poetry readings at colleges and universities, throughout
      Northeast and mid-Atlantic states, New York City, Canada, etc., 1968-.
      (including Yale, Trinity, Sarah Lawrence, Boston's Longfellow Club, Boston
      University, Wesleyan, Ohio Wesleyan, Kenyon, University of Wisconsin, Ohio
      State, Manhattan Theater Club, Antiosh,  Sacred Heart, Fairfield, University of 
      Cincinnati, West Chester University).  Reading in Barnes and Noble Poetry
      Series, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, Western Connecticut A.I.D.s Benefit Reading,
      1993, Poets' Prize Reading (substituting for Adrienne Rich), New York, 1992, 
      Poets' Prize Reading, 2009, 2010.

Presentation, "A Poet's Enthusiasms," Orientation meeting for Southern 
      Connecticut Library Council
Scholars, June, 2001.

Presentation, "The Poet and the Librarian," Orientation for Southern Connecticut
Librarians, July, 2001.

Presentation, "The Poet's Life," Cheshire High School juniors and seniors, Spring, 
      2000.  Arranged through the Southern Connecticut Library Council.

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