I had a great time working on this video ode for Cherry Castle Publishing’s anthology, Where We Stand: Poems of Black Resilience. Watch the trailer, then order your copy.
In my last post, I announced my new mini-doc, Sing the Heart of the Magic: A Jennifer L. Nelson Story, which highlights Jennifer L. Nelson, a trailblazer who contributed richly to the DC arts community. Well, Dr. Khadijah Ali-Coleman, executive director of The Hurston/Wright Foundation, created a teaching guide to accompany the short film. If you are […]
I’m grateful to Teri Cross Davis for bringing me on what started as an oral history project through Cave Canem to preserve and share the legacy of the great Jennifer L. Nelson. For those who don’t know, Jennifer is a two-time Helen Hayes Award-winner who empowered people in the margins and transformed a coalition of […]
I’m enjoying my journey as I learn 3D animation with Blender. Here’s a playlist of some things I’ve learned so far.
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.
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
I’m honored that Cherry Castle Publishing commissioned this video from me to help promote their newly-released anthology. Check it out, then buy the collection at cherrycastlepublishing.com.
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.
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.
Derrick Weston Brown went viral with his poem, “We Can’t Have Nothing.” How viral did it go? It was all over the internet. Some inmates at San Quintin State Prison did a dramatic interpretation of it. Just when Derrick thought it lost its steam, he and the poem were featured in a segment on Aljazeera. […]