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.
So on Wednesday, I jumped into a Lyft while the driver rushed me to WPFW. Thanks to an invitation from Mazi Mutafa (executive director and founder of Words Beat & Life), I shared some poems with Bennie Heron during WPFW’s fund drive. Here’s the first clip from the Live @ 5 reading. Here’s the second clip […]
Posted by Alan King on Friday, July 27, 2018
A writer’s true power, as Toni Morrison once put it, is his/her ability “to familiarize the strange and mystify the familiar.” Tim does both in his latest collection, One Turn Around The Sun, a beautiful tribute to his parents. In this 95-page collection, Tim familiarized his parents who were strangers to this reader. In fact, […]
I’m still swooning from the review in Issue 3 of Auburn Avenue. Especially from this: Read the full review.
I managed to get a new poem out. Click the link below. Posted by Alan King on Friday, October 27, 2017
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
Ahead of the Oct. 24th D.C. launch of Two-Countries anthology, we have this intro video of the editor (Tina Schumann) explaining the process of taking this project from idea to publication. I’m grateful for Tina not only including me in this anthology (alongside other contributors like Li-Young Lee and Ocean Vuong to name a few), but for also […]
I’m grateful to Run & Tell That magazine for this close reading and review of POINT BLANK: Art collides with personal experience collides with history and the violence of segregation becomes the pain of diaspora becomes the destruction of war. This slippage is where King pushes the limits of ekphrasis and turns Point Blank’s poems […]