Where We Stand (Video 2)

I’m excited to share another video that Cherry Castle Publishing commissioned from me to promote their anthology, WHERE WE STAND: Poems of Black Resilience. The Publisher is calling this one “The Love Chapter.” Check it out, then buy the book at cherrycastlepublishing.com.

Review: Crooked Smiling Light by Alan King

Alan King’s newest poetry collection, Crooked Smiling Light, (Plan B Press, 2021) moves from punch to caress, offering the lie of easy and sudden transformation, but in the hard-fought, zig-zag feint of everyday effort. Along the way, the reader encounters metaphors […] Review: Crooked Smiling Light by Alan King

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 […]