Poetry by Nick Allen

Nick has published four pamphlets and one collection of poetry, since 2017. His collection, the riding, was described by Helen Mort as “a hungry, searching collection from a poet who tackles every subject…with generosity, passion and inventiveness”, was published by Half Moon Books (2018).

His pamphlets: the necessary line, also Half Moon Books; between two rivers, a collaboration with artist Myles Linley, explores the landscapes around the rivers Hull and Humber; morphine bone dream, is a limited edition (100) recalling a sudden stay in hospital and contains reflections on mortality and masculinity; local universes, explores places within walking distance of his house: all three were published by Maytree Press.

His poetry has appeared in anthologies such as The Valley Press Anthology of Prose Poetry, We’re All in it together: Poems for a DisUnited Kingdom (Grist Press, University of Huddersfield), and will soon appear in No Net Ensnares Me (writing inspired by the Brontes) and Apocalyptic Landscapes.

Nick has been invited to read at many events and festivals, and he has placed in several competitions. He helps to run Rhubarb@theTriangle a spoken word evening in Shipley, West Yorks.