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
This video is inspired by my poem, “The Island of Smiles,” which appears in my forthcoming chapbook.
It’s official! DRIFT, the audiobook, is available on Audible! I want to thank Willow Books/Aquarius Press for publishing the book and granting me permission to move forward with this. Order your copy. If you’re a reviewer, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll send you a promo code for a review copy.
Yesterday, Melanie Hatter and Derrick Weston Brown launched their books with a reading at East City Bookshop. Melanie is the author of Malawi’s Sisters and Derrick is the author of On All Fronts, which is part of the Flood Gates Poetry Series Vol. 5 by Upper Rubber Boot Press. I’m glad I was able to […]
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.
I’m grateful to Run & Tell That magazine for this close reading and review of POINT BLANK: Art collides with personal experience collides with history and the violence of segregation becomes the pain of diaspora becomes the destruction of war. This slippage is where King pushes the limits of ekphrasis and turns Point Blank’s poems […]
EDITOR’S NOTE: I wrote this piece back in 2011 and pitched it to a journal that promised to publish it. It’s obvious that didn’t happen, which is why – in honor of National Poetry Month and Dr. Tony Medina, I running it here. For decades, the everyman personas such as Simple (Langston Hughes), Tramp (Charlie […]
The Bowie Blade News highlighted my new book, Point Blank. (Click the image to enlarge.)