With Drizzled Warm Butter, Intensely Rendered

By Dick Allen b. 1939 Dick Allen Read the Q & A
What every painter knows, but most others forget
is how bright colors dim in artificial light

and lobster tastes most fresh
the nearer to death
you set your teeth into the lobster’s flesh.

Source: Poetry (December 2011).

 Dick  Allen

Biography

Dick Allen grew up near the Adirondack Mountains in Round Lake, New York. He received his BA from Syracuse University and his MA from Brown University. His numerous poetry collections include Present Vanishing: Poems (2008) and Ode to the Cold War: Poems New and Selected (1997).

Allen is one of the founders of Expansive poetry, a movement that started in the 1980s and includes New Formalism and New Narrative. As Allen writes in . . .

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SUBJECT Living, Death, Time & Brevity, Arts & Sciences, Painting & Sculpture

POET’S REGION U.S., New England

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