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Amy King @ AWP 2016

Friday, April 1, 2016 9:00 am to 10:15 am Room 402 AB, LA Convention Center, Meeting Room Level F109. More Than Numbers: How Conscientious Poetry Editors See Beyond Quotas. (Amy King,  Timothy Donnelly,  Airea D. Matthews,  Phillip B. Williams,  Lynn Melnick) This panel, featuring editors who have successfully published a diversity of poets in both magazines and…

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Talking About What We Don’t Talk About: Roundtable with Eunsong Kim, Amy King, Lucas de Lima, Hoa Nguyen, Héctor Ramírez, Metta Sáma, Nikki Wallschlaeger

Roundtable @ Poetry Foundation  EXCERPTS: “The quiet confidences, to me, are indicative of a larger understanding at play in the poetry world, and Lehman is only one example of such ‘powerhouses’ who seem to take advantage of that power boldly and blatantly.” ~~ “Whisper campaigns, hit jobs, passive aggressive and aggressive treatments–carried out by poets…

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Actual Asian Poets @ LitHub

Adam Fitzgerald curated a substantial portfolio at LitHub. From his introduction: This portfolio cannot and should not be seen as a codification nor totalizing index of Asian or Asian-American poetry. Indeed, there are many incredible writers not mentioned below (Tan Lin and Srikanth Reddy are just two examples). Yet the chance to foreground just some of…

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More on LITERARY ACTIVISM!

EXCERPTS – Full Statements @ Poetry Foundation In other words, if I had never encountered poetry, I would never have become an activist—that is, if I, a black man who came of age poor and used to buy 5¢ candy with $1 food stamps to get change for the bus, am allowed to determine for…

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What Is Literary Activism?

AT THE POETRY FOUNDATION:  “WHAT IS LITERARY ACTIVISM?”  Contributions by: Samiya Bashir, Rosebud Ben-Oni, Ana Božičević, Emily Brandt, Ken Chen, Melissa Febos, Suzi F. Garcia, Eunsong Kim, Jason Koo, Lynn Melnick, Shane McCrae, Laura Mullen, Héctor Ramírez, Jessica Reidy (Jezmina Von Thiele), Metta Sáma, Melissa Studdard, and Arisa White! CONTRIBUTIONS @ Poetry Foundation – http://www.poetryfoundation.org/harriet/2015/08/what-is-literary–activism/

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BIG ENERGY POETS OF THE ANTHROPOCENE: WHEN ECOPOETRY THINKS CLIMATE CHANGE

  Heidi Lynn Staples and I are co-editing BIG ENERGY POETS OF THE ANTHROPOCENE: WHEN ECOPOETRY THINKS CLIMATE CHANGE, a selection of poets whose praxis offers ways for us to imagine and so respond to climate change. To be published by BlazeVOX in 2016! In the meantime, please like this page!   Follow the anthology’s developments,…

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EXCITING NEWS! Announcing the 2015 Winner of the WNBA Award (Women’s National Book Association) – Amy King

2015 WNBA Award I’m so happy to share the news that I join the ranks of Ann Patchett, Eleanor Roosevelt, Rachel Carson, Barbara Bush, Hon. Patricia Schroeder and Pearl Buck as the recipient of a Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) Award. The WNBA has selected Amy King, poet, professor of Creative Writing at SUNY Nassau…

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TRIUMPH OF THE WILL

“TRIUMPH OF THE WILL” @ SPORK PRESS THIS STORY IS ABOUT A BLACK OLYMPIAN (Jesse Owens), A JEWISH FILM DIRECTOR (Bud Greenspan) AND AN AMAZING WOMAN (Leni Riefenstahl ), WHO MADE ADOLF HITLER LOOK VERY, VERY GOOD. RESEARCHED & TRUE. (I WORKED FOR THE FILM DIRECTOR). Leni Riefenstahl is a witness to the shooting of Jewish…

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THIS IS NOT A POEM

“UNDERSTANDING THE POEM”  “The problem flashes face forward when I want to ask the poet what she meant when she wrote poetry and she is no longer with us.”   ~~~~~ DISCOVER “STOP & FRISK” @ CONNOTATION PRESS ~~~~~

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STRING THEORY

STRING THEORY Try again. Embroider the earth’s arc of belly rising to fold into mountain. If you lay your head table-side, a stream trickles out, over rocks, into lunar heights. Right here beside you. The sheen of a screen replays distant ringing from a lime green phone, 1950. ~~~~~ STRING THEORY – CONTINUED @ BOSTON…

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COOPERATIVE POETRY

COOPERATIVE POETRY The Rooster Moans created an online network of artists where there are no hierarchies.    “It allows the students to see that, regardless of level of experience, we’re all working artists, and that being a published poet doesn’t mean that you don’t still struggle and grapple with your art, and/or obviate the need…

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A NEW LIFE

With that in mind, I will be posting shorts a la Facebook posts.  Little posts, little notes. Leonora Carrington died last year at 94.  She was NOT a Surrealist.  She associated with the group and was with Max Ernst for two years.  The thinking person who does some research will discover that she was critical…

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