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 […]

Music Credits for the DRIFT Audiobook

Earlier this week, I announced the release of my audiobook, DRIFT, which is now available on Audible! The audiobook ended up being more musical than I expected, which was a pleasant surprise. So here are the credits for the music accompaniment: Intro – “5 Piece” by Black Ant 3 a.m. – “Night Music” by Kevin […]

Sami’s Book Launch

What a lineup last night at the American Poetry Museum! Reuben Jackson, Quique Aviles, Yao Glover, Brandon D. Johnson, Naomi Ayala, and Samuel Miranda. Everyone did the damn thing! Congrats, again, Sami! Shouts to Jose R. Ballesteros, who published WE IS! If you missed the event or aren’t familiar with Sami’s work, no worries. Yo boy, WAWK Radio, was in the house. Check […]

2018 Michael J. Clark Award!

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 […]

No Country for Old Books…Or So It Seems

My latest book, Point Blank, is 2-plus years old. If it was a person, it’d just be learning the words to express its frustration. It’d be in a high chair, throwing a tantrum. It’d be flinging food on the walls. It’d be laughing as it’s distressed parents, overwhelmed with sleeplessness, throw up their hands and […]

POINT BLANK Year in Review

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 […]