Tag: amy king

BOOK OF THE WEEK AT BROOKLYN POETS

Amy King’s workshops and critiques are as intelligent and intuitive as she is. She’s introduced me to conceptual ideas that seem at first complex and perhaps over my head—but the way she breaks them down and incorporates them step by step into fun and challenging exercises makes them so accessible that I find myself pondering and using them in my own poetics again and again. I’ve worked with her several times, and I highly recommend Amy’s teaching style—learned yet lucid, erudite yet playful. She’s a joy!

—Jenn Givhan, 2015 Winner NEA in Poetry

Read more BOOK OF THE WEEK AT BROOKLYN POETS

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,…

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

‘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…

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

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,…

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

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.…

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

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…

Read more COOPERATIVE POETRY

I Said Some Things…

• American Poet feature. Summer 2012, Issue 42. • Lissa Kiernan for The Rooster Moans review. June 30, 2012. • j/j hastain for The Lit Pub review. May 18, 2012. • Michael Flatt for the Center for Literary Publishing review. May 9, 2012. • Lightsey Darst for Bookslut review. May 2012. • Carol Dorf for The Mom Egg review. April 27, 2012. • The Poetry Foundation feature. April 10, 2012. • Alan Gilbert…

Read more I Said Some Things…

“Strange Dolls”

“Amy King” Doll So I commissioned a woman artist, Beth Robinson, to make dolls of Ana and me to christen our new home.   Robinson’s work has begun to be featured in galleries and written about in art publications.    Not sure the photos do them justice — in person, they just rock.  If you’re…

Read more “Strange Dolls”

TENDENCIES: Poetics & Practice

TENDENCIES: Poetics & Practice This new series of talks by major poets, titled in honor of Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, explores the intersection of contemporary poetic manifesto, practice, queer theory and pedagogy.The second event features talks by: Amy King, Wayne Koestenbaum, & R. Erica Doyle …followed by a discussion/Q&A session.   on Tuesday, November 17 at…

Read more TENDENCIES: Poetics & Practice

Book & Band

BOOK STARS OF THE NIGHT COMMUTE by ANA BOZICEVIC Stars of the Night Commute haunts in three dimensions, knit by a below-words rumble in the sure rhythm of dreams. Many of the poems carry a shamanistic, elemental quality, as if real matter were articulating out of word-fragments. Božičević writes, “At the end of poetry the…

Read more Book & Band

Off the Clock

THIS BLOG IS ON TEMPORARY HIATUS WHILE I SPEND LOADS OF TIME EDITING, AMONG OTHER LONG NEGLECTED TASKS! ~~~~ ~~~~ The 2009 Spring Issue of Redheaded Stepchild is up, featuring work by Alex Grant Alexander Lumans Amy King Ann Neuser Lederer Carol Potter Cheryl A. Townsend Christian Ward Diane Lockward Joan Wiese Johannes Kate Bernadette…

Read more Off the Clock

New Stuff Up

Siren is jam-packed with springtime goodness: Siren is back with a brand new issue, including poetry by Michelle Bitting, Mark Cunningham, Valerie Fox, Amy King, Ryan Laks, Gareth Lee, Karyna McGlynn, Sally Molini, Natasha Moni, Cait Rappel, Paul Siegell, and Elizabeth Volpe, and art & photography by Gundega Dege, Matina Stamatakis, and Lafayette Wattles. Also,…

Read more New Stuff Up

A Map Through the Mines of My Book

By Lissa Kiernan @ Arsenic Lobster [two excerpts]: The book’s 60 poems, in savant-like methodical brilliance, are arranged in alpha-order and prefaced by a quote from Virginia Woolf’s cross-dressing, sex-changing Orlando: “Everything, in fact, was something else.” This frames things perfectly, for to exist in King’s world for the duration of this book is to…

Read more A Map Through the Mines of My Book

Calling All Agents

CALLING ALL AGENTS When they come unexpected, love and letters unsettle as if to blow penciled hues that prick the pupils of one who scans a dying horizon for wooden branches of floral text. Hold out the web of your impulse; turn what stands before you to Braille. A built-in face would never last the…

Read more Calling All Agents

New Poems @ Wheelhouse!

WHEELHOUSE COWS by Amy King THE GOSPEL OF PROGRESS by Amy King THE WORM BY THE EMBER THAT GLOWS by Amy King THE GILDED ZERO by Amy King EVERYTHING HAPPENS AT ONCE by Amy King Intervals of Please, by Ana Bozicevic God Is President, She’s the Rose of the World, by Ana Bozicevic The Stars…

Read more New Poems @ Wheelhouse!

Stay Tuned…

I can’t watch this video, but it’s me about twenty pounds lighter since last year, though I was pretty thin to begin with.  It seems my doc is coming close to a different diagnosis than last year’s, so stay tuned for an interesting update, particularly since the diagnosis might apply to your own G.I. /…

Read more Stay Tuned…