Melissa Allen (born Melissa Lynn Allen, February 6, 1969, Torrington, Connecticut, U.S.A.), American technical writer and editor and haiku and haibun poet. Her work has been widely published in journals and included in major international anthologies since 2010. Twice shortlisted and once a winner in the Touchstone Awards for Individual Poems. Has edited for Haijinx, Haibun Today, Bones, and the Haiku Society of America, served on the advisory board of the American Haiku Archives, and is the author of the haiku blog Red Dragonfly. Resides in Madison, Wisconsin.