Sexism in the Literary World

Tuesday October 25, 2016 07:00 pm The Center for Fiction 17 E. 47th Street (between Fifth and Madison) New York, NY 10017   This event brings together novelists Bonnie Nadzam andPorochista Khakpour, social change advocate and journalist Kavita Das, and Amy King of VIDA, to discuss sexism and harassment in the publishing industry and writing programs, and what can, and…

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30 Poets You Should Be Reading

30 Poets You Should Be Reading A Brief Road Map for National Poetry Month April 18, 2016  By Adam Fitzgerald   AMY KING Amy King’s breathtaking poetry reflects the same unwavering commitment she brings to her role at VIDA: Women in the Literary Arts: aesthetics rooted in ethics; community advocacy and intersection. King’s gift, which has earned admiration from…

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AWP Women’s Caucus – How to Join

All women welcome! This listserv exists to identify, discuss and support issues related to women in publishing, writing and related to the annual AWP (Association of Writers & Writing Programs) Conference. These issues include, but are not limited to, childcare, publishing, safety concerns, affordability / economic barriers, panel proposals, and more. The 2017 AWP Conference…

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Diversity and Pay Equity in Publishing: The Importance of Industry Surveys and Activism

Developing the conversation on issues of diversity and pay equity is crucial today, especially in the publishing industry, which employs a large number of women and publishes books and articles for broad and diverse audiences. Four influential voices within the literary world will discuss the necessity of analyzing and documenting the make-up of the workforce,…

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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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‘Literature is against us’: In Conversation with Anne Boyer

‘Literature is against us’: In Conversation with Anne Boyer BY AMY KING If you don’t know Anne Boyer’s work, you should. She’s a fierce intellect, tremendous poet, and laudable person. I’m grateful she spent time untangling my meandering questions. Her new book, Garments Against Women, is just out from Ahsahta Press, a perfect fit for Boyer’s…

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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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Reclaiming Eve, Lilith, Medusa & Kali: Poetry as Pandoric Praxis

ONE-DAY RETREAT IN THE CATSKILLS – AMY KING & MELISSA STUDDARD! Reclaiming Eve, Lilith, Medusa & Kali: Poetry as Pandoric Praxis DATE: AUGUST 8, 2015 The feminine encounter with beauty, love and self-sacrifice is typically depicted in a positive, nearly angelic light. However the feminine encounter with self-knowledge has often been depicted as a negative event,…

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THE MISSING MUSEUM – Co-winner of the 2015 Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize

AMY KING – THE MISSING MUSEUM Co-winner of the 2015 Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize AUTHOR STATEMENT Nothing that is complicated may ever be simplified, but rather catalogued, cherished, exposed. The Missing Museum spans art, physics & the spiritual, including poems that converse with the sublime and ethereal. They act through ekphrasis, apostrophe & alchemical conjuring.…

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INTERVIEW with VIDA’s Amy King & Jane Kinney-Denning, president of WNBA-NYC and VP-elect for the national organization 

EXCERPT: “Without volunteers, VIDA would not exist. In fact, we created a one-page handout for the release of this past count because ‘What can I do to help?’ has become a recurring mantra indicative of how much larger VIDA is than the faces the organization has come to be associated with. VIDA has tapped into…

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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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