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Donald Merriam Allen (b. Iowa, 1912 â€” d. San Francisco, August 29, 2004), infuential editor, publisher, and translator of contemporary American literature.
He is perhaps best known for his project The New American Poetry 1945-1960 (1960). He served as the CEO of Grey Fox Press, publishing important work by Jack Spicer? along with such volumes as Enough Said (1980) by Philip Whalen and I Remain (1980), a collection of Welch's? letters.
Donald Allen was the West Coast representative of Grove and the editor of the Evergreen Review, which had introduced the Beat Generation?. Allen had a small nonprofit press called the Four Seasons Foundation, which published several of Brautigan's books.
Joanne Kyger? mentions Brautigan in her poem Don Allen
Empty Mirror Books Tribute In the Moment of Passing: Donald Merriam Allen (1912 - 2004
"Interview with Donald Allen, early Suzuki student and influential editor at Grove Press who helped to introduce to America DT Suzuki, Alan Watts, the Beat poets and other new poets." Crooked Cucumber: The Life and Zen Teachings of Shunryu Suzuki transcribed by David Chadwick.
Articles About Donald Allen
Killian, Kevin. Don Allen (1912â€“2004) Jacket Magazine 25 (February 2005).
Perloff, Marjorie. Whose New American Poetry?