Robert Allen is a poet, teacher, and writing coach living in Oakland, 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 case manager, a homeless outreach counselor, and for the last 18 years he has taught and studied classical 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 Lunch Bucket Brigade, Bombfire Lit,  Heroin Love Songs,  Punk Noir Magazine, Versification Magazine, Stripes Anthology, Sledgehammer Lit,  The Lunch Break Zine, Flora Fiction, Blink-Ink Press, The Marble Hand, Bullshit Lit, Red Lemon Review, Lavender Lime Literary Magazine, Storyteller’s Refrain, Roi Faineant Press, Spillwords, Boats Against the Current, and Iterant Magazine.

2021 nomination for Best of the Net