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 […]

Meet the Press: Plan B Press and Alan King’s Crooked Smiling Light

I want to thank The Best American Poetry blog for interviewing me and my publisher, Plan B Press, on my upcoming chapbook, CROOKED SMILING LIGHT. It’s coming this month! Stay tuned for blurbs from Maryland Poet Laureate Grace Cavalieri and award-winning author and poet John Murillo! But in the meantime, check out my interview with The Best American Poetry […]

I missed my book anniversary by two months!

In the midst of all the craziness with the election and pandemic, I forgot the 4-year anniversary of my second book, POINT BLANK, which was in October. So while putting in those 10,000 hours of practice, I created a little something for the occasion. I included quotes and blurbs from folks who were generous enough […]

The Land of Innocence

for Jade Rose King and George Floyd A YouTube clip shows a riot ignitedafter police killed George Floyd— torched SUVs, overturned cop cars,armored officers retreating— all of that sinks my wifeinto a deeper postpartum,having made it throughour personal crisis. We watch the python of despaircoil itself around America, blowing outglass storefronts and colliding angry bodiesas […]