James E. Allman, Jr.’s credentials—degrees in biology and business—qualify him for an altogether different trade. However, he easily tires of the dissected and austerely economized. He is a dabbler with an expensive photography-habit and a poetry-dependency. Nominated for 3 Pushcart Prizes, his work appears, or is forthcoming, in Black Warrior Review, Los Angeles Review, Nimrod, Phoebe, Prairie Schooner, Sugar House Review, and Third Coast, among others. He’s written reviews for Rattle as well as other journals, blogs and sundries and is the co-founder of an artist community called Continuum. A complete list of his publications can be found below:


“Not in the Fire” and “Slacks.” The Burden of Light: Poems on Illness and Loss, Ed. Tanya Chernov, Foreword Literary Press, 2014.

“Orientation.” Read America(s): An Anthology, Ed. Amanda Fuller, Locked Horn Press, 2016.

“How Does America(s) Speak?” & “What Borders are Most ‘Heavily’ Enforced in America(s)?”. Syncretism & Survival: Forums on Poetics, Ed. Amanda Fuller, Locked Horn Press, 2018.


*Nominated for a Pushcart Prize



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