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.
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 […]
The Bowie Blade News highlighted my new book, Point Blank. (Click the image to enlarge.)
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. […]
Three months ago, I posted the poem, “The Light Inside,” which was inspired by my daughter, Jazmyn King. I wrote that poem while my wife and I awaited her arrival. She’s six weeks outside of the womb, now! Here’s the video for the poem:
Syndicated humor columnist and author, Ned Hickson was so gracious to indulge me in this experiment – a video version of the profile I did on him a while back. He was part three in my Freshly Pressed series, which included Robert Hookey and Zoe Valentine. The series focused on successful bloggers and their writing […]
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 […]
A lot’s happened since October. I started two new jobs — one full-time (communications specialist for a national nonprofit) and the other part-time (senior editor at a global hip-hop journal). Though the former, more so than the latter, leaves me less time and energy to blog here, I couldn’t be happier. With both positions, I […]
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 […]