Philosopher, romantic, a teller of tales, Robert Allen exhibits a humour rare to the serious job of the poet. What marks the pages of Magellan's Clouds most is the stamp of the clear-seer and the attentive listener.
Robert S. Allen earned his doctorate in history at the University of Wales. His publications include The British Indian Department and the Frontier in North America, Native Studies in Canada: A Research Guide , and Loyalist Literature . He is deputy chief, Claims and Historical Research Centre, Department of Indian and Northern Affairs. He lives in Ottawa.