Gary Allen

Gary Allen is an award-winning poet from Nr.Ireland, with thirteen published collections, most recently, White Lines, Arrowhead Press, and, Mexico, Agenda Editions, both 2013. Poems in international magazines include Ambit, Fiddlehead, Irish Pages, London Magazine, Malahat Review, Meanjin, Poetry Ireland, Poetry NZ, The Poetry Review, Prairie Schooner, Stand, The Threepenny Review, etc. A selection of his poems was published in the anthology, The New North, Wake Forest University Press, North Carolina, and in the UK by Salt.

Penal Colony No.14.

When the wind howls, like a Belaz 75710 blasting through huts, wire fencing, padded jackets you know there is snow coming the fields will be white like heroin and then you don’t need fences there is nowhere to go, but …

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