I’m grateful to Rattle for publishing my poem, “How It Feels,” in their current issue. I also appreciate the encouraging words from friends. I’m dedicating the poem to any new parent(s) who’s had to defend their best choices against others’ judgments.
In her January Exemplar column for the Washington Independent Review of Books, poet and playwright Grace Cavalieri listed books with brief reviews for categories that included “Best Prose,” “Best Translation,” “Best Anthology,” “Best Chapbooks” and “Best Literary Journal.” POINT BLANK was listed in “Best Poetry” alongside Philip Levine‘s The Last Shift and Nin Andrews‘s Our […]
The Bowie Blade News highlighted my new book, Point Blank. (Click the image to enlarge.)
This trailer, “Hulk,” is inspired by the poem of the same name from my new collection, POINT BLANK, which was named among the “10 Best Poetry Books of 2016” by Beltway Poetry. The narrative poems explore the various black male archetypes resulting from racism, classism, and related economic disparities while showing their humanity in a […]
I’m honored to be on this list with so many great writers. Click the Facebook post below to read the full list. Point Blank is available on Amazon. You can also find it at your local bookstore.
Poet Lauren K. Alleyne invoked Lucille Clifton’s spirit by opening her set with the late poet’s poem, “won’t you celebrate with me.” When Lauren recited the final lines, “…come celebrate/with me that everyday/something has tried to kill me/and has failed,” a collective exhale came from the standing-room-only crowd. Read the full article.
If you ask author, mom and activist Kat Biggie about Facebook ads, she’ll say it’s a toss up between its possibilities and limitations. @BadRedheadMedia A1. Possibilities are endless! You CAN boost a post or create an ad to lead to your Amazon page. BUT… #bookmarketingchat — Alexa aka Kat Biggie (@katbiggie) November 24, 2016 @BadRedheadMedia […]
Originally posted on Silver Birch Press:
Silver Birch Press is pleased to announce the October 2016 release of Point Blank poems by Alan King. The 102-page collection has garnered high praise from two of the most celebrated poets in the U.S. — Tim Seibles and Joy Harjo. Here’s what they’ve said about Point Blank and author Alan…
This piece was written for Free Black Space, an awesome blog by Yao Glover. Here’s an excerpt: I’m a different poet now than I was when I wrote DRIFT. I wasn’t a father at the time and I’d written most of the poems before meeting my wife. I was a single guy that […]
Last night, Jan Bowman and Derrick Weston Brown’s reading at the Columbia Art Center turned into a lesson on empathy. Read the story.