Category Archives: Luther Allen published poetry

The View from Lummi Island

January 3 this islandsmoothed and settledhumped and wild thrown just offthe exploded heartof the san juans   January 4 to the west: grey layers and violet linessmeared fractals and escher covenantsholding/creating          sweeping awaystalwart islands and thin-skinned watersspasmodic winds andskittish, fragile beliefs. … Continue reading

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the new View

Other Mind Press is pleased to announce the 2020 re-issue of The View from Lummi Island by Luther Allen. First published in 2010, this updated version of The View offers “no new poems, but a few word changes, some commas … Continue reading

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Mark your calendar!

Please mark your calendar for Saturday, April 24, 2021, when SpeakEasy 28 will present the new (and as yet unnamed) Washington State Poet Laureate. We’re excited.

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failed haiku

failed haiku, A Journal of English Senryu, has included one of my poems in Issue 56, page 197. If you’re curious about senryu, here’s a useful article from The Atlantic online.

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right hand pointing

Thanks to right hand pointing for including my poem in Issue 139, the sky is a black canvas.

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Outlaw Poetry

Thanks to Outlaw Poetry (formerly The Malpaís Review) for publishing “the very large array & two other new [sic] poems by Luther Allen.”

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Plum Tree Tavern

Thanks to Plum Tree Tavern, which recently published a poem of mine. (Lines is not the title; it seems to be the way Plum Tree identifies short-form poems.)  

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distilled

distilled my being becoming bone, i move more slowly with age, the unsure structure teeters more often, creaking articulates shuffling clumsy in pained remembrance of supple and sleek and swift. the white frame, readying to dust, ash. draped in gaunt … Continue reading

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the view

March 8 we and the world out there and the world in here the twittering sparrow the color of the sky the heft of the planet the uttering        the weaving of words, dreams, agony, rapture this moment: the complete presented history … Continue reading

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belated

Luther Allen’s story “The Stilled Ring” was selected as a finalist in the 8th Annual Contest in Fiction at Terrain.org, where you can read, print, or download it as a PDF.

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