Category: Reviews

Not One, But a Lovely Two!

Brandi Homan reviews I’M THE MAN WHO LOVES YOU in The Cutbank Review today (an excerpt): Even though King does something that there should be more of in contemporary poetry—addresses the sociopolitical aspects of life in the 21st century head on—I’m The Man Who Loves You accomplishes much more. It is disjointed, beautifully grotesque, and…

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Never a More Generous Man

Never a more generous man have I met than poet and friend, Matthew Rotando. I take great pleasure in singing the praises of his first book of poems, THE COMEBACK’S EXOSKELETON. I wish you could all know him too, as you will find that once you fall in love with this collection, you will long…

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I Dig It

Jennifer Bartlett’s DERIVATIVE OF THE MOVING IMAGE Jennifer Bartlett’s first book, with its most compelling title, DERIVATIVE OF THE MOVING IMAGE, is somehow not what I imagined it would be. I mean, there is shadow play and fondling of the slippery parts of relationships, but how can a first book reveal the mastery found within?…

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Best Second Book

 THE REVIEWS BEST SECOND BOOK (One time the singer Seal said something about how you have your whole life to write your first album, so people shouldn’t expect greatness out of a second attempt. These five say “go back in the water, Seal.”) Goat Funeral, Christopher Bakken Inflorescence, Sarah Hannah I’m the Man Who Loves…

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The Politics of Ashok

Or rather, Ashok Karra’s thoughts on my political side. I am most grateful for his ongoing engagement and interest in my work. Today, Ashok was moved by a recent poem that appears in Jacket, “Two if by Land, I Do”: …As always, Amy King is well-aware of what I, as a student of Leo Strauss,…

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O Review!

Alexander Dickow reviews my book, I’M THE MAN WHO LOVES YOU, in the most recent issue of Jacket Magazine. A few excerpts: … King displays her taste for paradox, conceptual knots and conundrums: […] I named my dog for the future except I couldn’t remember what we’d all been calling her by then […]. My…

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Mini-Review

I wrote a little diddy about Rae Armantrout’s book NEXT LIFE. Back at school today but I have two good poems to post later for you. I hope you re-visit tonight. Or tomorrow. The next day? Next life? This entry was posted on Tuesday, September 4th, 2007 at 3:37 pm  11 Responses to “Mini-Review” Jim…

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“Dreamed Enough To Be True”

~~ Matt Hart takes my love to town @ Coldfront Mag today ~ “… they’re compositions of bright ideas, music, and noise, resulting in (among other things) the deployment of form and content against one another to create tension, poetic texture, and (paraphrasing Apollinaire) the flare-up of multiple meanings in the flames of joy. ……

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Set On Fire, Or Burn?

FIONNA DONEY SIMMONDS Reviews THE GOOD CAMPAIGN I just happened upon a review of my chapbook, THE GOOD CAMPAIGN (Dusie 2006). Fionna Doney Simmonds stumbles around with the poetry a bit, but finally flatters aptly. I enjoyed the frustrations (sorry!) that lead to her picturesque conclusion (& wouldn’t mind a sip of that wine if…

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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.…

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