El Portal to Publish King’s poem “Grit Bliss”

This is a piece I penned as the centerpiece for a collection of my poetry with this very title, Grit Bliss. I have much gratitude that it found a home individually in Eastern New Mexico University’s literary journal. Check out the cover art of their most recent edition.

Bear Review To Publish “Unnamable”

This poem is a chimera made real on the page by Bear Review. My work is keeping some wonderful literary company. I’m very grateful to the poetic Bears in those Kansas City coffeehouses.

A Just Verdict to be Published by Pennsylvania Literary Journal

I wrote this stream of consciousness short story not too long after moving to Monterey Peninsula as a result of most days walking Carmel Beach. To touch rocky promontory at each end of the beach is about a three mile walk. The rocks came alive to me as they grounded my body as well as my spirit. And so this story . . .

The Seattle Star Publishes My Short Story, The Ushers

The timing is always ripe – unfortunately – for a story on racism, and this one I’m particularly proud of, as a white boy and a Black boy unravel it some. I very much like The Seattle Star’s open publishing approach. So jazzed to have my story picked up by them. Let us share in transparent community our stories, our art, ourselves. Here’s a link to The Ushers. Enjoy the read!


Pennsylvania Literary Journal To Publish 5 of King’s Poems

What an honor to have so much of my poetry published all in one wonderful place. And what great literary and poetic company my poetry will be keeping. Keep an eye out for the upcoming issue of Pennsylvania Literary Journal and my poems “Bixby Bridge”, “Carillonneurs”, “The River Man”, “Once The Bird Has Flown”, and “What To (Not) Do”.