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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THREAT LEVEL: POETRY

@ BOSTON REVIEW  EXCERPTS (selected by readers / in random order): Poetry is dead by capitalism’s standards—it is not an obvious moneymaking venture, despite traceable employment and readings’ payoffs via the academy—and that emboldens some folks limited by capitalist blinders to herald poetry’s last breath. If Conceptual poets can sensationally spin this mythology and position themselves…

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FROM POETRY MAGAZINE – Whacked Out: A Case for the Advocacy of the Unlisted

Whacked Out: A Case for the Advocacy of the Unlisted EXCERPTS: I met the place where art and life converge and began to feel—not just intellectually consider—the potential burn poetry could bring to a person’s entirety, psyche included. This “foreign” poetry was about living, conceiving, and feeling in invigorating and consciousness-inducing ways with words that…

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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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MY REPLY TO MARJORIE PERLOFF

PERLOFF’S RESPONSES CAN BE FOUND @ THE RUMPUS, “BEAUTY AND THE BEASTLY PO-BIZ, PART 2” OR: PART 1 OF “BEAUTY AND THE BEASTLY PO-BIZ” @ THE RUMPUS MAY BE ACCESSED HERE. AMY KING SAYS: July 27th, 2013 at 3:31 pm Hi Marjorie, While yours is an impressive oeuvre, my blog post is not framed as a review…

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