Henry Allen was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism in 2000. Before joining The Washington Post, where he was a feature writer and editor from 1970 to 2009, he covered the White House and Capitol Hill for the New York News. He is the author of a novel, Fool's Mercy (Houghton-Mifflin, 1982), a collection of essays, Going Too Far Enough (Smithsonian, 1994) and a chapbook of poetry, The Museum of Lost Air (Dryad Press, 1998). He has written for The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, the Paris Review and Vogue and taught cultural analysis at the University of Maryland. He lives in Takoma Park, MD.
Beltway Poetry Quarterly, 5 poems, Volume 1:4, Fall 2000: http://washingtonart.com/beltway/allen.html
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