I have several poems and a short essay in this new textbook by Barbara Barnard and David Winn called, Access Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry and Drama. My brief essay will be, I think, helpful for students new to poetry. It’s called, “A Rose Is a Rose Is a Thorny Yellow Thing.” First person to closely guess the premise of the essay (in the comments) will receive from me Rod Smith’s new cd, “Fear the Sky,” courtesy of Narrow House Records.
Oh yeah, the textbook has other cool people in it too like Ron Padgett, Lyn Hejinian, Margaret Atwood, Richard Newman, Gregory Corso, Gwendolyn Brooks, Samual Beckett, The Ramones, Robert Creeley, Marylin Hacker, Gary Snyder, Wanda Coleman, Jerome Rothenberg … you know, people like that.
Does this make me official now?
Amy King is the recipient of the 2015 Winner of the Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) Award. Her latest collection, The Missing Museum, is a winner of the 2015 Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize. She serves on the executive board of VIDA: Women in Literary Arts and is co-editing with Heidi Lynn Staples the anthology Big Energy Poets of the Anthropocene: When Ecopoets Think Climate Change. She also co-edited the anthology Bettering American Poetry 2015 and is a professor of creative writing at SUNY Nassau Community College.