It’s here! The video showcase for Crooked Smiling Light. The video is longer than I expected. So take breaks if you need to. Then, after watching the video, support Plan B Press by purchasing your copy of Crooked Smiling Light https://bit.ly/3iIPzjU
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 […]
This video is inspired by my poem, “The Island of Smiles,” which appears in my forthcoming chapbook.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
This year, POINT BLANK turned 2, which is geriatric in book years. (I wrote about that in this post.) Despite that, it was reviewed eight times and selected as a Book of the Month. Not bad for a book the industry would consider is over the hill. Check out my Year in Review to see […]
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 […]
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 […]
I’m still swooning from the review in Issue 3 of Auburn Avenue. Especially from this: Read the full review.