I’m still riding the high from this morning. I had a great time speaking with poet and literary advocate Ethelbert Miller on WPFW’s ON THE MARGIN. We laughed a lot, talked about fatherhood and poetry, the times we’re living in, Split This Rock and more! Oh yeah, Ethelbert also shouted out Derrick Weston Brown (he […]
On Oct. 18, 2016, Silver Birch Press took a chance with me and published my latest poetry collection, POINT BLANK. A lot happened since then. For starters, I got a review in the Washington City Paper. My book made a Winter Reading list and was promoted at 25 readings/book signings. I even got blessed by a […]
The Washington City Paper is out! This week’s issue includes a review of POINT BLANK. Here’s an excerpt: “Poetry that tells stories is good when you can find it. But it’s not always easy for that kind of poetry to tell interesting stories. Local poet Alan King’s narrative poems are the rare ones that hit…high […]
I’m still swooning from the review in Issue 3 of Auburn Avenue. Especially from this: Read the full review.
Ahead of the Oct. 24th D.C. launch of Two-Countries anthology, we have this intro video of the editor (Tina Schumann) explaining the process of taking this project from idea to publication. I’m grateful for Tina not only including me in this anthology (alongside other contributors like Li-Young Lee and Ocean Vuong to name a few), but for also […]
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.
Hey Blogworld, I know it’s been a while since I last posted here. With a job, new child and – NOW! – a new book to promote, it’s been hectic. I haven’t had time to do my annual blogiversary posts. I’ll make it back here at some point. In the meantime, I’m amped about my new […]
So, I’ve had this manuscript for three years. I sent it out and I’m still working on getting it picked up. This is another trailer for Point Blank. (Here’s the first.) Check it out!