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Allen Braden

Allen Braden of Puyallup, Washington, has had poetry recently in Georgia Review, New Republic, North American Review, Shenandoah, Southern Review, and Threepenny Review. His poem “First Elk, 1939” from the Winter 2005 issue was selected for Best New Poets 2005.


First Elk, 1939

Winter 2005 | Poetry

There's Al Knoll and O. L. Hesner next to the carcass, my father at eighteen and Uncle Tillman farther off. Julian Sommers too, out of place in a raccoon coat more accurate for downtown's Post Alley than somewhere above Devil's Table in the Cascades. [...]