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 […]
It’s coming. The audiobook version of my first collection of poems, DRIFT, is a project I’m producing in partnership with Kind Lion Production (my bestfriend, the poet Derrick Weston Brown!). Thanks to Willow Books, an imprint of Aquarius Press, for permission to move forward with this. Derrick and I recorded 75 percent of the book. […]
My friend, Truth Thomas, recorded this interview on his smartphone. I put together a mini doc of my final experience as HoCoPoLitSo – The Howard County Poetry & Literature Society’s 2018/19 Writer-in-Residence at Howard Community College.
Last Thursday, I did my final reading as the Howard County Poetry and Literary Society (HoCoPoLitSo)’s 2018/19 Writer-in-Residence. During my tenure, I had a great time visiting Howard County schools and sharing my love of poetry with the students. Those visits gave me something else to look forward to on my Friday mornings. I’m honored […]
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 […]
I’m so grateful to College of Southern Maryland for this opportunity. I just got the recording of my reading. Their Connections reading series previously hosted poets including Frank X. Walker and Tim Seibles. If you want to digest this reading in small chunks, watch the clips on YouTube.
Posted by Alan King on Friday, July 27, 2018
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 […]
Two days ago, some good friends and I did a D.C. launch for the anthology, Two-Countries: U.S. Daughters and Sons of Immigrant Parents, at The Potter’s House in D.C. Here’s the recap from that wonderful evening: D.C. Launch of Two-Countries Anthology