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Allen McGill

Middle East Journal

Simply Haiku
March/April, 2004, v2n2

Some thirty years in the travel business afforded Allen McGill ample opportunities to pursue his interest in visiting and photographing archaeological sites. This interest drew him to ancient areas around the world: the Americas, Europe, South Pacific, Africa, Asia and, of course to numerous centers of antiquity in the Middle East. Egypt, in particular enticed him to return time and again - always with a camera and pad to jot down his impressions. His most recent journey included cruises on the Nile and Lake Nasser but, he claims, he's only skimmed the surface of the "wonders" to be seen. A separate journey took him to Jordan and the once-inaccessible Petra, described in an 1845 Burgon poem as the "rose red city, half as old as time."

Originally from NYC, Allen lives, writes, acts and directs theatre in Mexico.

His published fiction, non-fiction, poetry, plays, photos, etc., have appeared in print as well as on line: NY Times, The Writer, Newsday, Literary Potpourri, Flashquake, Poetry Midwest, Herons Nest, Frogpond, Modern Haiku, World Haiku Review and many others.

A full listing of his published work can be found on his resume: