“One poem was written completely in my head when this really tough looking guy got on the 6 Downtown Local, twisted around the pole, giving everyone hard looks, before belting out Rihanna’s ‘I want you to make me feel … like I’m the only girl in the world.’ That really gets me going. He’s the lipstick shade I’m wearing tomorrow.”
–From “From Mexico to Jerusalem to Queens: Rosebud Ben-Oni’s 7-Train Love Carries Us All,” Solecism (Virtual Artists Collective) by Rosebud Ben-Oni, interview by Amy King.
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.