“Atmospheres” To Be Published By The Borfski Press

“Atmospheres” To Be Published By The Borfski Press

This poem that is particularly close to my heart, as it was inspired by the life and death of our wonderful dog, Smilie. She lived eighteen years with the instincts of a, shall I put it, spirited shepherd. Smilie sort of adopted our family. She had been on her own in the country in Texas and sauntered up at our place one day. She never left and over the years worked with us as we became, at her loving insistence, better and better parents. Nice. This poem is in memoriam to Smilie.

The Midwest Quarterly To Publish King’s Poem “On the Day of the Fourth Amigo”

I’m very happy that Pittsburg State University’s esteemed literary and poetry journal, The Midwest Quarterly, has selected my poem “On the Day of the Fourth Amigo” for publication. This is a poem about overcoming patriarchy and the cultural/religious thinking that supports this flawed institution. It celebrates embracing the wisdom that rises from our subconscious. Thanks tons to… Continue Reading

King’s Poem “The Fable After the Birthday of the Infanta” to be published by Pennsylvania English

King’s Poem “The Fable After the Birthday of the Infanta” to be published by Pennsylvania English

This poem about embracing your inner muse, making her an integrated part of oneself, is particularly gratifying to have on its way to potential readers. It was inspired after I read Oscar Wilde’s fairy tale “The Birthday of the Infanta”. Thanks in memoriam Oscar, and in realtime to the publishers of Pennsylvania English. Continue Reading


King and some artist / activists used driftwood on Carmel Beach to spell out “NO OIL DRILLING . . . SOS” during the Saturday round of the AT&T Pro-Am PGA golf tournament at Pebble Beach Golf Links. This beach is located directly beside the 10th fairway at Pebble Beach. The Goodyear blimp was overhead to get those… Continue Reading

Three of King’s Poems to be Published by The Paragon Journal

These poems “FOR THOSE WHO TRAVEL WITHOUT MAPS”, “SO GINGERLY WE TAKE THE STATUES DOWN”, and “AMID TALK OF PLACING SOLAR PANELS ON THE U.S.’ VERY OWN BERLIN WALL”, represent a mix of lyrical meditations and a fist raised against political corruption and societal injustice, beauty placed alongside resistance, in my experience, a necessary combination. Thanks so… Continue Reading

King’s Short Story Pearls In The Mist to be Published in Patricia Hamilton’s Book Life In Pacific Grove California

As part of Patricia Hamilton’s Stories of America series, King is pleased to offer for her book, Life In Pacific Grove California, his short story to a collection of stories about the community in which he lives. King’s piece, Pearls In The Mist, is a fantastical ode to a place close to his heart, and to his feet,… Continue Reading

King as Host of Artivism on Your Town TV Focuses on the Ongoing Movement of Standing With Standing Rock

In this airing of Artivism King is so pleased to have interviewed Standing Rock allies, Chuck Banner, Television Producer/Director/Documentarian; Lauren Banner, Documentarian/Artist/Activist; and, Kelsey Hill, Social Media Director for the Romero Institute. From their experiences at Standing Rock in North Dakota each of King’s guests offer unique and perceptive viewpoints on the movement for restorative social… Continue Reading

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