Rashaun Allen

category: Literary, Voice,

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Artist Statement

Rashaun J. Allen is the first Fulbright scholar in SUNY Stony Brook’s MFA in Creative Writing & Literature program history. A Vermont Studio Center and Arts, Letters, and Numbers residency recipient whose three independently published poetry collections: A Walk Through Brooklyn, In The Moment, and The Blues Cry For A Revolution became Amazon Kindle Best Sellers in African American Poetry. He has been a 2019 Tupelo Press 30/30 Project Poet, nominated for Sundress Publication’s 2018 Best of the Net Anthology in Creative Non-Fiction and was a 2017 Steinberg Essay Contest Finalist in Fourth Genre. His writing has appeared in TSR: The Southampton Review, Tishman Review, Rigorous, Auburn Avenue, and Poui and River Styx.

Educational Background

M.F.A. in Creative Writing & Literature SUNY Stony Brook 2016 M.B.A. in Business Administration The College of Saint Rose 2011 B.S. in Finance Management SUNY Albany 2009

Teaching Artist Experience

I am looking to provide creative writing workshops for Westchester’s youth, elderly, and underserved populations. Recently, I have partnered with the City of Peekskill’s Youth Bureau to develop substance abuse prevention poetry workshops. Previously, I have worked with many organizations throughout New York such as: New Era Creative Space, Boys Hope Girls Hope of New York, Young Men of Color Symposium, NYCDOE The Brooklyn North’s Students in Temporary Housing’s S.I.M.B.A. and A.S.E.T. programs, Brooklyn School for Global Studies and College Access Consortium of New York, Inc.