Without readers, a writer is only half complete.  This formula is particularly painful for the poet, who often finds the path to publication blocked by the editorial edict, "No Poetry, Please,"  resulting from the common perception all poetry is too boring or esoteric to be enjoyed.

However, nothing could be further from the truth.

Rather than a poet, I consider myself more of a storyteller who prefers to work in verse.  It is a time-honored tradition, championed by such masters as Homer, Longfellow, and Dr. Seuss. As far as I'm concerned, telling a good story is everything.

Therefore, I challenge you to discard any preconceived notions you might have regarding poetry, select a title that intrigues you, and give it a try.  It won't cost you anything and you  might be pleasantly surprised.

"A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language."

~W. H. Auden


All writers deserve the opportunity to be published without suffering financially, emotionally, or spiritually.  Fortunately, the popularity of e.Books offers a unique opportunity for any writer to self-publish and distribute their work free of the financial and editorial constraints.  We have collected e.publishing resources from all over the internet.  Everything listed is offered free of charge by the developers and was used by Kenn to publish his e.books on Smashwords and Amazon.com.

"Writing may be art, but publishing, when all is said and done, comes down to dollars."

~Nicholas Sparks

Helium.com provides a platform where writers are able to share their skill, experience, and knowledge.  Writers whose quality rises to the top are  eligible for paid assignments through Helium Content Source.

"A poem is never finished, only abandoned."

~Paul Valery

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few years, you already know all about facebook.

"With Facebook and Twitter, we're all our own little publicists."

~Jess Walter

Copyright 2013 by Kenn Allan.

All rights reserved. Any writings appearing on this website are provided for the enjoyment of its visitors and may not be reproduced in any form without written permission from the author or his rightful heirs.
After nearly thirty years of pursuing a traditional writing career, it is my final desire to simply share my work with as many readers as possible. As is true with most writers, these writings are likely to be the only evidence I was ever here at all.

However, as the title indicates, this website is a work in progress.  As long as I'm able to pound a keyboard, new works will be added on a (more or less) regular basis.  New entries are indicated for approximately one week following publication so be sure to check back often.

These poems are offered for your enjoyment free of charge; however, if you have been blessed by my work, please consider making a small donation to help with the upkeep of this website (and the poet).  No donation is too small and all will be deeply appreciated.

Adventures in Verse
A Little Darker
Moments in Time
Kid Stuff


Snippets of Life
Family Ties
Just For Fun
The Untamed World
Patterns of Faith
Updated: September 19, 2014
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