A Review of Crooked Smiling Light in Scene4

I meant to elevate this sooner but didn’t want this to get lost in my other posts. I want to thank Gregory Luce for sharing his insights on CROOKED SMILING LIGHT. If you missed this before (Greg tagged me in his initial post), then here it is again. Please check it out.

I Closed Out Season 2 of the Nerdacity Podcast

This podcast is hosted by Dr. DuEwa Frazier—a writer,  author, educator, and TEDx speaker—who discusses culture, books, film, news, and more in her episodes. I’m featured in her current episode, where I talk about the writing life and my latest poetry collection, Crooked Smiling Light (Plan B Press, 2021). Listen by clicking below.

Fresh Books from the Printers

My publisher posted this announcement today on social media. I’m picking up my copies from them tomorrow. If you’re a buyer for a bookstore, my chapbook has an ISBN# (9780977824380). Stay tuned for the video showcase coming soon!

NEW RELEASE: CROOKED SMILING LIGHT, A CHAPBOOK POETRY COLLECTION BY ALAN KING

Plan B Press just released Crooked Smiling Light by Alan King. This collection already garnered praise from Maryland Poet Laureate Grace Cavalieri andKingsley Tufts Poetry Award-winner John Murillo. Order your copy today.  “To read Alan King’s Crooked Smiling Light is to get an honest take on what it means to be a grown ass Black man in a world with little […]

Meet the Press: Plan B Press and Alan King’s Crooked Smiling Light

I want to thank The Best American Poetry blog for interviewing me and my publisher, Plan B Press, on my upcoming chapbook, CROOKED SMILING LIGHT. It’s coming this month! Stay tuned for blurbs from Maryland Poet Laureate Grace Cavalieri and award-winning author and poet John Murillo! But in the meantime, check out my interview with The Best American Poetry […]

I Got My Laurels

So this happened. If you look close, you’ll see them laurels under the video title. That’s right! Your boy got his first set. My video for the poem, “Gluttony”—which many folks shared; and for that, I’m grateful—is an “Official Selection” of the 9th International Video Poetry Festival. We’ll see if it upgrades to a win, […]

I missed my book anniversary by two months!

In the midst of all the craziness with the election and pandemic, I forgot the 4-year anniversary of my second book, POINT BLANK, which was in October. So while putting in those 10,000 hours of practice, I created a little something for the occasion. I included quotes and blurbs from folks who were generous enough […]