Fresh Books from the Printers

My publisher posted this announcement today on social media. I’m picking up my copies from them tomorrow. If you’re a buyer for a bookstore, my chapbook has an ISBN# (9780977824380). Stay tuned for the video showcase coming soon!

NEW RELEASE: CROOKED SMILING LIGHT, A CHAPBOOK POETRY COLLECTION BY ALAN KING

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 […]

Audiobook Update!

All of the poems and the outro are recorded. I have three poems left for which I need to do sound design. You can listen to the sample rough tracks on the playlist below.

POINT BLANK Year in Review

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 […]

How It Feels

I’m grateful to Rattle for publishing my poem, “How It Feels,” in their current issue. I also appreciate the encouraging words from friends. I’m dedicating the poem to any new parent(s) who’s had to defend their best choices against others’ judgments.

The Birth of POINT BLANK

  This piece was written for Free Black Space, an awesome blog by Yao Glover. Here’s an excerpt:   I’m a different poet now than I was when I wrote DRIFT. I wasn’t a father at the time and I’d written most of the poems before meeting my wife. I was a single guy that […]