Kevin Minh Allen was born in Nguyễn Đức Minh in December 1973 near Sài Gòn, Việt Nam to a Vietnamese mother and American father who remain unknown to him. He was adopted by a couple from Rochester, NY and grew up in Webster, NY with his two younger sisters. In September 2000 he moved to Seattle, then in May 2017 he moved to Minneapolis for a short stint before returning to his hometown in Webster, NY.
Kevin is a writer and has published his poetry in numerous print and online publications, the most recent being: Otis Nebular Press, Unlikely Stories Mark V, EXHUME, and LONTAR: The Journal of Southeast Asian Speculative Fiction. Kevin’s first collection of poetry, My Proud Sacrifice¸ was published by Goldfish Press in July 2014. His second collection of poetry, Go In Clean, Come Out Dirty, was published in December 2017 by Rabbit Fool Press. Most recently in March 2019 Kevin’s first collection of essays, Sleep Is No Comfort, was published by CQT Media and Publishing.