Mike Allen lives in Roanoke, Va., with his wife Anita, two comical dogs and a demonic cat. He's had about 150 poems published in places like Asimov's Science Fiction, Nebula Awards Showcase 2005, The Pedestal Magazine, Strange Horizons and Weird Tales. His short stories have appeared or will appear in Flesh & Blood, H.P. Lovecraft's Magazine of Horror, Interzone and Weird Tales. He's editor of the poetry journal Mythic Delirium, and serves as President of the Science Fiction Poetry Association.