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William Allen


<p>Bill was awarded an NEA in poetry for the year 2009.<br /> </p> <p>Bill is a visual artist as well as a poet. He is currently a Communications Specialist and technical writer with the United Nations Development Programme in New York, currently living in Queens, NY. He has worked as a teacher at New York University, Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, the Rhode Island School of Design, and University of Massachusetts at Lowell, where he currently teaches several online writing classes. <br /> &nbsp;<br /> He has shown his work at Proteus Gowanus and Momenta in Brooklyn, the Clay Street Press Gallery in Cincinnati, Real Artways in Hartford, CT, Wheeler Gallery in Providence RI, Williams College, and others. His prints were featured in the Committed to Print exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in 1990. Progressive Insurance of Cleveland, OH and Fidelity of Boston recently purchased paintings for their permanent collections. See a painting on the cover of Norman MacAfee's new book of poems called <em>One Class</em>, from Harbor Mountain Press.</p> <p><br /> His current collections of poems feature poems on paintings by Albert Pinkham Ryder and Edward Mitchell Bannister, as well as a long poem on the historical and political evolution of society after the turn of the 21st century, called <em>A History of the Azores</em>.</p> <p>Art and poetry can be seen at: <a href="javascript:void(0);/*1252769855993*/">www.ekphrases.com</a>.<br /> </p>

Translation Bibliography

The Man on the Moon (NYU/Persea Presses, 1987) <br /> Sevastopol: On Photographs of War (Xenos Books, 1997).<br /> <br /> Poems in Ploughshares, Minnesota Review, Chelsea, Indiana&nbsp; Review, Global City Review, American Voice, Crab Orchard Review, Denver Quarterly, The Quarterly, Prairie Schooner, Pequod, New Letters, Poetry East, and other publications.<br /> <br /> He has published art reviews in Parkett, Flash Art, and a monograph on the sculptor Barbara Westermann published by the Freiburg Museum of Contemporary Art in Germany.

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