Amy King is in the throes of grading, writing, and other things. She’ll be back soon. In the meantime, enjoy a new video from the last Akron/Family album:
And if you’re really bored, please visit this interview I did with half of the Akron/Family many moons ago — but be careful, the music early on is contagious (& kind of crazed, but only at first):
Boxers or briefs? Bob Dylan or the Flaming Lips? This interview touches on topics so varied, you’ll drink up now and wonder later how you can get in on Akron/Family’s sweet and buoyant sounds. We traverse rough-hewn days in a hot-ass Brooklyn loft to sold-out shows in New York City’s finest indie venues. The landscape is speckled with talk of collaboration and mortared by banter on poetry and song-writing methods. These guys have only just begun, and I feel privileged to have gotten a glimpse into the inner-workings of a band-in-progress. They are bettering and bettering … with an eye out for you.
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.