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Author Biography

Paul Allen

Paul Allen retired (2010) Professor Emeritus, College of Charleston, after 36 years teaching poetry writing and writing song lyrics. He gave his furniture to his family, his books and CD collection to his students, and now lives full time on the road in a camper. His poetry books include: American Crawl (Vassar Miller Poetry Prize, University of North Texas Press); His Longing (FootHills Publishing); and Ground Forces (Salmon Poetry, Ireland). His recent albums of original songs are Waiting for the Last Bus and The Glebe Street Adios, a two-disc album. He is included in Pushcart XXXII. He has performed his poems and songs in hundreds of venues, including The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC. For reviews and full bio: www.poems-songs.com.

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