Austin Allens debut poetry collection, Pleasures of the Game (Waywiser Press), was awarded the Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize. His poetry has recently appeared in The Yale Review32 Poems, The Missouri Review, and The Sewanee Review, and his essays have been featured by Poetry Foundation, JSTOR Daily, Parnassus, and other outlets. He has taught as a Lecturer in the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University and is currently a doctoral student in Creative Writing at the University of Cincinnati.

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