For Every Alibi …
An Antidote appears … Adam Fieled finds a few over at Stoning the Devil today,
” … Amy King stands out from the post-avant pack, because she has achieved a very difficult feat in this book, Antidotes for an Alibi– somehow, she has taken the conceptual assumptions of post-avant and humanized them, made them intimate. Her poetics foregrounds the human and the humane; yet her writing avoids overt attempts at transparency and is free of clichés … ”
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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 co-edited with Heidi Lynn Staples the anthology Big Energy Poets of the Anthropocene: When Ecopoets Think Climate Change. She also co-edits the anthology series, Bettering American Poetry, and is a professor of creative writing at SUNY Nassau Community College.
May 21st, 2007 at 11:00 pm eIndeed.
Amy carries the “puppet nun’s humming cargo”,
and “..would not taste so sweet and lie”
traveling “…skyways back to the silken arms of an encrypted someone..”
There is no cliche in a place you have never been gone before,
only the flash from the ink, of “…more ghost than ever was read..”
May 21st, 2007 at 11:42 pm eI know whatyersayin!!
May 25th, 2007 at 10:36 am eI love down the street from that bar! It’s one of my favorites.
May 25th, 2007 at 10:36 am eLIVE, I mean, but “love” is sort of appropriate on the right (rare) evening.
May 25th, 2007 at 12:56 pm eGet out! No way! It’s a tiny world, Mr. Massey …