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M.C. Allan grew up as a foreign service kid (some would say "brat") and has lived in Pakistan, Taiwan, Holland, Australia, and the U.K. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in the Virginia Quarterly Review (VQR), Tar River Poetry, Delaware Poetry Review, Iron Horse Literary Review, and others. She works as the editor of Animal Sheltering, an award-winning animal protection magazine published by the Humane Society of the United States, and blogs at ecstaticdoggerel.blogspot.com. She is a graduate of the creative writing master's program at Hollins University and lives in Takoma Park, Maryland with her two muses: her husband, food writer Tim Carman, and their beagle, Coltrane. "Of Canyons and Their Discontents" is dedicated to Nancy Lawson.
Winning Entry: In the Silos, Baghdad Zoo, Of Canyons and Their Discontents
Contest Won: War Poetry Contest 2008, Honorable Mention