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.
I meant to elevate this sooner but didn’t want this to get lost in my other posts. I want to thank Gregory Luce for sharing his insights on CROOKED SMILING LIGHT. If you missed this before (Greg tagged me in his initial post), then here it is again. Please check it out.
Derrick Weston Brown went viral with his poem, “We Can’t Have Nothing.” How viral did it go? It was all over the internet. Some inmates at San Quintin State Prison did a dramatic interpretation of it. Just when Derrick thought it lost its steam, he and the poem were featured in a segment on Aljazeera. […]
It’s here! The video showcase for Crooked Smiling Light. The video is longer than I expected. So take breaks if you need to. Then, after watching the video, support Plan B Press by purchasing your copy of Crooked Smiling Light https://bit.ly/3iIPzjU
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 […]
This video is inspired by my poem, “The Island of Smiles,” which appears in my forthcoming chapbook.
The Readings by authors from the Little Patuxent Review event on Saturday at The Writer’s Center was fun! I had a great time reading, listening to the other readers, and recording the event for The Little Patuxent Review! You can check out the YouTube playlist of the recording below.
When I sent the manuscript for my first book out, I spent a grip on submission fees for book contests. My first book was eventually published, but not because of a contest. So when it was time to send out the manuscript for my current book, I took a different approach that I share in […]
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 […]