Allen Means is a major in English with a focus in Creative Writing and a minor in Japanese. In his dedication to language, Allen hopes to complete a collection of poetic work, for publication, by the time he graduates. In this work, he strives to discover and a develop a style that confesses sincerity. He is thus interested in not only the literal meaning of words, but how the sound of them can cultivate its own truth. In the future, Allen ultimately intends to apply his education to a career in writing and editing, allowing him to help other lovers of written (and spoken) word, hone their craft.