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‘Literature is against us’: In Conversation with Anne Boyer : Amy King : Harriet the Blog : The Poetry Foundation

Portrait with Mel Chin’s “revised post soviet tools to be used against the unslakable thirst of 21st century capitalism”

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 words. We talk politics, protest, the personal and poetry. Boyer’s strength and […]

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What Is Literary Activism? : Amy King : Harriet the Blog : The Poetry Foundation

What Is Literary Activism? : Amy King : Harriet the Blog : The Poetry Foundation.

“You Make the Culture” by Amy King | Academy of American Poets

You Make the Culture

Amy King

The words became librarians, custodians of people
I looked for on the bridge.
I forgot my own face.
I read the book backwards, and
I painted your name in lace
(I drink only the milk of script as beer).
I dislocate all gallery aesthetics,
I carry keys for Baltimore and
Go where no one is my name.
I wish I could sculpt a healing street
from a blanket of guns. The way the sun drops
behind a one-armed cop & we default
to believing in voices. This is the trough of sleep
we draw from. Even gravity works at night.
If I pull your speech on the carpet of impossibility,
will you speak this immediate need for movement?
The immediate need of not drowning in public?
I will walk with the sharks of our pigments
if that’s what inconclusive data requires,
until we leave rooms that hold us apart.
What you see as a small minority, I see
as closer to liberatory. Nothing comes from the center
that doesn’t break most everything in parts.
I break bread with the handwriting of words.
Nothing of appearance is always an illusion.
Lend me your book when you finish
writing it. I’ll be the first to fill in its spaces.

You Make the Culture by Amy King

Pretending to Disrupt, Merely Distracting: Plundering Privilege in the World of Poetry : Amy King : Harriet the Blog : The Poetry Foundation

Pretending to Disrupt, Merely Distracting: Plundering Privilege in the World of Poetry : Amy King : Harriet the Blog : The Poetry Foundation.

Interview with Amy King, Winner of the 2015 WNBA Award

The WNBA Award was presented to Amy King at the SoFAB Institute in New Orleans, June 6 (Left to right) Jane Kinney Denning, president WNBA-NYC, VP-elect, WNBA National; NC Weil, WNBA Award chair; Amy King; Carin Siegfried, president WNBA National. (Photo credit: Ann Benoit

Interview with Amy King, Winner of the 2015 WNBA Award.

Amy King, The Missing Museum | Tarpaulin Sky Press

(Women’s National Book Association).

Amy King, The Missing Museum | Tarpaulin Sky Press.

Catskills Poetry Workshop « Melissa Studdard

Catskills Poetry Workshop « Melissa Studdard.