Robert Allen is a poet and teacher living in northern California with his family. He studied comparative literature and languages at Seattle University and Antioch University.

Robert has worked as a drug counselor, a mental health clinician, a homeless outreach counselor, and for the last 18 years he has taught and studied tantra, bhakti yoga, and Eastern magical systems.

His publications include work in Elephant Journal, Writer’s Egg Magazine, Persephone’s Daughters, Alien Buddha Press, Pensive Stories, CultureCult Press, Continue The Voice, The Daily Drunk, Kitchen Sink Magazine, The Handy Uncapped Pen, The Lunch Bucket Brigade, Bombfire Lit,  Heroin Love Songs,  Punk Noir Magazine, Versification Magazine, Stripes Anthology, Sledgehammer Lit,  Flora Fiction, Blink-Ink Magazine, The Marble Hand, Cult of Clio Magazine, and the Disjointed Chapbook.

2021 nomination for Best of the Net

To relax, Robert writes poems, takes long walks, and looks at birds.