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Dee Allen.

An African-Italian performance poet based in Oakland, California. Active on the creative writing & Spoken Word tips since the early 1990s. Author of 6 books (Boneyard, Unwritten Law, Stormwater, Skeletal Black, all from POOR Press, Elohi Unitsi from Conviction 2 Change Publishing and Rusty Gallows: Passages Against Hate from Vagabond Books)  and 40 anthology appearances (including 2020: The Year That Changed America, Geography Is Irrelevant from York, England’s Stairwell Books, Five Words: Volume XIV from West Cork, Ireland’s O’Bheal, I Can’t Breathe from Kenya-based Kistrech Theatre International and Law And Poetry from the American Bar Association) under his figurative belt so far. Plans is his 7th book.