Ann Allen has been writing poetry since she moved to the Cotswolds sixteen years ago. 

Her first collection, Michelangelo Can Paint an Angel, was published by Paekakariki Press in 2013.

'Paekakariki Press has found a deeply sensitive poet, Ann Allen, whose first collection, Michelangelo Can Paint an Angel brings original reflections on significant lines of poetry, as well as finely tuned personal observations." 

Marge Clouts, The Guardian Books of the Year 2013