Austin Allen’s first poetry collection, Pleasures of the Game (Waywiser Press, 2016), won the Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize. His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in The Yale Review32 PoemsThe Sewanee Review, The Missouri Review, Verse Daily, and elsewhere. He has taught as a Lecturer in the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University, was a 2017 Walter E. Dakin Fellow at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and is currently a doctoral student in Creative Writing at the University of Cincinnati.


Pleasures of the Game at Waywiser Press