ME READING ON THE POET AND THE POEM
Poet Grace Cavalieri had me record some poems on her show The Poet and The Poem at the Library of Congress. You can listen to the recording here.
ME READING ON THE LSP EFFECT’S “THE FLOW” RADIO SHOW
I’m reading from my debut poetry collection DRIFT. You can listen to a recording of the show here.
ME READING AT THE CITYLIT FESTIVAL IN BALTIMORE (VIDEO)
Thanks to Derrick Weston Brown for recording this. I’m reading a poem from the Little Patuxent Review’s Social Justice Issue. Check out the video here.
JAMES CAGNEY REVIEWS DRIFT
Here’s an excerpt:
The beauty of King’s poetry here is how it identifies the relationships and desires that connect all of us…King lyrically finds a way to allow the reader to live the sentiment through him.
You can read the entire interview here.
DERRICK WESTON BROWN AND ALAN W. KING ON WPFW’s 2KNATION SHOW FOR NATIONAL POETRY MONTH:
Derrick Weston Brown and I read from our debut collections–WISDOM TEETH (Derrick) and DRIFT (me)–on WPFW. You can listen to a recording of the show here.
TRUTH THOMAS REVIEWS DRIFT
This is a very first review of my book DRIFT by Truth Thomas. Here’s an excerpt:
Alan King’s literary talent is tall like the sky, expansive as the earth, and stirring as a John Coltrane solo. In Drift, his impressive debut work, he makes it clear that he is both a poet who reports, and a reporter with poetic gifts akin to gold. Indeed, like the great Walt Whitman, who wrote over a century before him, King is a formally trained journalist (a former staff writer for The Afro-American Newspaper), and a bard with some serious poetic chops.
You can read the entire review here.