Now that the news is public, I want to shout a huge thank you to The Little Patuxent Review for selecting me to be this year’s recipient of the 2018 Michael J. Clark Award! LPR gives out the Michael J. Clark award annually for one piece published in the previous year. The editors selected my […]
I wanted to share a magical moment that happened this morning. Merry Christmas all and Happy Holidays!
This year, POINT BLANK turned 2, which is geriatric in book years. (I wrote about that in this post.) Despite that, it was reviewed eight times and selected as a Book of the Month. Not bad for a book the industry would consider is over the hill. Check out my Year in Review to see […]
I’m so grateful to College of Southern Maryland for this opportunity. I just got the recording of my reading. Their Connections reading series previously hosted poets including Frank X. Walker and Tim Seibles. If you want to digest this reading in small chunks, watch the clips on YouTube.
So on Wednesday, I jumped into a Lyft while the driver rushed me to WPFW. Thanks to an invitation from Mazi Mutafa (executive director and founder of Words Beat & Life), I shared some poems with Bennie Heron during WPFW’s fund drive. Here’s the first clip from the Live @ 5 reading. Here’s the second clip […]
Tashi Ko started the #BlackJoy movement. And, as with everything else, I’m late as hell. But #BlackJoy comes when it wants to, and in unexpected ways. It came to me today, watching a 2-and-half-year-old doing her. Tos thought Jaz’s hair appointment was a week earlier than it actually is, but #BlackJoy is Jaz enjoying her […]
Posted by Alan King on Friday, July 27, 2018
Originally posted on Nimrod International Journal: Blog:
By Eric Morris-Pusey Some of the most exciting works of poetry defy easy categorization, and Alan King’s Point Blank (Silver Birch Press, 2016) blurs a lot of lines. Most of the poems are more narrative than lyric, but they still have the freely associative qualities of many of the…