John Allman's seventh collection of poetry, Lowcountry, was published in fall 2007 by New Directions. His first,
Walking Four Ways in the Wind, was published in the Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets (Princeton University Press 1979). Subsequent poetry books include Clio’s Children (1985), Scenarios for a Mixed Landscape (1986), Curve Away from Stillness: Science Poems (1989) and Loew’s Triboro (2004) (declared a Best Book of 2004 in The Bloomsbury Review), all published by New Directions, which also published Allman's first fiction collection, Descending Fire & Other Stories (1994).
The Wallace Stevens Society Press published his Inhabited World: New & Selected Poems 1970-1995 in 1995. An extensive feature representing his poetry can be seen at Caught in the Net, a PK Poetry List site that comes out of Liverpool, England. His prose poems appeared recently in the online journal Innisfree and in the form of a chapbook, ATTRACTIONS, in the online journal 2River. The recipient of a Pushcart Prize in Poetry as well as two fellowships in poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Helen Bullis Prize from Poetry Northwest, Allman’s poems, stories, and essays have been widely published in such journals as The American Poetry Review, The Atlantic Monthly, The Antioch Review, The Massachusetts Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, North Dakota Quarterly, Onearth, The Paris Review, Poetry, Poetry International, The Quarterly and The Yale Review, as well as the online journals, Blackbird, Full Circle, Futurecycle, Slope and the online anthology Enskyment. Now retired from teaching, he lives in New York, and spends his winters on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.
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