Allen, Delany Kenzie

Adv Oppor Fellow
Grad AOP Fellows

Plan: Creative Writing, PhD - Poetry

Achieved Degree(s):
BA - Anthropology, Washington University in St. Louis, 2010
MFA - Poetry, University of Michigan (Helen Zell Writers' Program), 2014

Selected Publication(s):
Black Warrior Review, Narrative Magazine, Indiana Review, The Iowa Review, Best New Poets 2016, Boston Review, and other venues

Interests:
Native American & Haudenosaunee literatures, ethnographic poetry, digital/visual/new media, web & graphic design, photography, anthropology, opera, cacti

Academic Award(s): 
R1-AOP Fellowship (2019-2020); Advanced Opportunity Program Fellowship (2016-2019); Chancellor's Award

Conference Presentation(s):
“Good Words: Traumatic Source Materials and the Researcher’s Affect in Indigenous Creative Ethnography,” presentation and talk. Affect Theory & Praxis: Transdisciplinary Methodologies, Norwegian University of Science & Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway, Fall 2018.

“Works in Progress. Writers on Process.” panel & reading of photo-memoir, moderated by Cecca Ochoa, Kweli Journal International Literary Festival, New York, NY, Summer 2018.

“Why Start A Literary Magazine?,” panel member. Association of Writers & Writing Programs Annual Conference, Tampa Bay, FL, 2018.

“Writing as Refugees: Collective Trauma & Impossible Return,” panel member. Association of Writers & Writing Programs Annual Conference, Washington D.C., 2017.

“Discarding the Cloak of Invisibility: A Candid Look at the Whitewashing in the Potterverse,” panel member. Harry Potter and the Pop Culture Conference, DePaul University, Chicago, IL, 2017.

“Facebook and the MFA Admissions Process,” panel member. Association of Writers & Writing Programs Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, 2013.

“Voices For The Land: Civic Poetry & New Media Activism.” High Plains Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Spring Conference, Metro State University, Denver, CO, 2013.

“Poetry and Anthropology: ethnography at the intersection of fact & fiction.” High Plains Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Fall Retreat, Ghost Ranch, NM, 2012.

Professional Website: http://kenzieallen.co