"There is no greater reward than having one's work enjoyed by others; indeed, it is the reader who validate the writer's very existence. I am certain without their continued enthusiasm and support, the writer known as Kenn Allan would cease to exist." (Kenn Allan)
More of a storyteller than a poet, Kenn Allan’s “Poems for Non-Poetry Lovers” have appeared in many print and electronic publications and continue to gain popularity among readers who generally avoid reading poetry of any kind. Known for his reclusive lifestyle, he rarely grants appearances or interviews, insisting, “There is nothing about me which cannot be easily deduced from my writings.” Kenn currently resides in the Pacific Northwest with his wife, daughter, three grandchildren, and an undisclosed number of cats.
Darin Michael Shaw
on Nov. 08, 2012 :
A delightful read!
Kenn Allan refers to his work as "Poetry for Non-Poetry Lovers." I fit that description, and can attest. I read 'The Gospel from the Beginning' for its subject, not for lyric or rhyme. But I admit, I found his artistry engaging. Stories that are very familiar to us--the Exodus, the birth narrative of Jesus, the Last Supper, for instance--all came to life with the poet's charm. I believe this would be a wonderful book for a parent or grandparent to share with a child.
As a pastor for twenty years, I've taught on all the stories Allan covers in 'The Gospel from the Beginning' many times over. As I read this book, I found his handling of those stories thought provoking and fun.
Download it. You'll enjoy--poetry lover or not.
(review of free book)