Amy King


About Me

Amy King is the author of five collections of poetry: Slaves to Do These Things, I'm the Man Who Loves You, and Antidotes for an Alibi (a Lambda Book Award finalist), all from Blazevox Books. Of her most recent book from Litmus Press, I Want to Make You Safe, John Ashbery described Amy King's poems as bringing “abstractions to brilliant, jagged life, emerging into rather than out of the busyness of living.” Safe was one of the Boston Globe’s Best Poetry Books of 2011. The Missing Museum is forthcoming in 2014 from Kore Press.

King teaches English & Creative Writing at SUNY Nassau Community College, is a board member with VIDA: Women in Literary Arts, helps organize “The Count,” and moderates the Poetics List (SUNY-Buffalo/University of Pennsylvania), the Women's Poetry Listserv (WOMPO) and the Goodreads Poetry! Group. She also co-edits Poets for Living Waters, an international poetry action in response to the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and other ecological disasters. In 2012, King was honored by The Feminist Press as one of the “40 Under 40: The Future of Feminism” awardees.

She has also conducted workshops at such places as the San Francisco State University Poetry Center, Summer Writing Program @ Naropa University, Slippery Rock University and Rhode Island School of Design. Her poems have been nominated for numerous Pushcart Prizes, she was a Lambda Literary finalist, and she was the recipient of a MacArthur Scholarship for Poetry. King founded and curated, from 2006, the Brooklyn-based reading series, The Stain of Poetry, until 2010.

Amy King's Wall

Roberto C. Garcia – Jul 21, 2013

Hi Amy, welcome to Fictionaut. I'm a little late but better late than never.

Darryl Price – Jul 01, 2013

Hi! Welcome to Fictionaut!

Bill Yarrow – Jun 18, 2013

Welcome, Amy! (I saw you read at the BlazeVOX offsite AWP reading in Chicago in 2012.)

Robert Vaughan – Jun 16, 2013

Hi Amy, so thrilled to see you here! Love your work.

Charlotte Hamrick – Jun 05, 2013

Welcome, Amy. I participated in your wonderful "Poets For Living Waters".

Sam Rasnake – Jun 04, 2013

Great that you're at FN, Amy. Welcome.

Joani Reese – Jun 04, 2013

Hi Amy. Welcome!

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