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.
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 […]
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!
I wanted to do something different for #NationalPoetryMonth. Instead of cranking out a poem a day for NaPoWriMo (short for National Poetry Writing Month), I wanted to make a video announcing my new manuscript. While this video is targeted at publishers, if you’re not one but enjoyed the video, please share it through your networks. […]
Here’s the rundown on this journal, according to the editorial team: pluck! The Journal of Affrilachian Arts & Culture, takes its name from a Nikky Finney poem of the same title which appeared in RICE. The journal features poetry, prose, and visual art from writers who identify with multicultural experiences based in the Appalachian region. The journal was founded by […]
Three years ago, I did a story on Jason Tyler and his film crew’s project, Hustle vs. Heartache — a story about up-and-coming rapper, Hustle, fresh out of prison with a dream of making it big as a hip hop artist, forging a relationship with his young son and finishing old business with his soul-singer […]
Yesterday, I left work around 9:30am and hopped the red line to the Tenleytown Metro Station. During my 13-minute walk, I took a deep breath and exhaled – praying that I don’t bore the students and that I don’t get caught off-guard with a question. While the nervousness is normal for my school visits, that […]
EDITOR’S NOTE: I’m writing this article as the Communications Specialist at Generations United. I had a great opportunity to catch Ms. Edelman’s talk earlier this week. Marian Wright Edelman’s pep talk earlier this week came from a different place. It wasn’t the usual eloquent oration of a gifted speaker whose decades of fighting for disadvantaged […]
In the spirit of Blog Action Day, a friend challenged me and a few others to join bloggers around the world in raising awareness about a single subject. The premise hasn’t changed since this free annual event started in 2007. The goal is that what we post will start positive global discussions about an annually […]