Amy King

Amy King

About Amy King

Amy King is an american poet and the author of 4 poetry books. Her writing, which shows elements of Language poetry, has been influenced by her work with Charles Bernstein and Susan Howe in Buffalo, although she is also drawn to confessional and New York School poets. She has cited Cesar Vallejo, Gertrude Stein, Laura (Riding) Jackson, and John Ashbery as her current influences. While applying pressure to the boundaries of “queer” poetry, King also finds inspiration in pop culture, science, social taxonomies, and other questions of gender, ontology, and culture. 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. Amy founded and curated, from 2006, the Brooklyn-based reading series, The Stain of Poetry, until 2010. King is at work on a book of interviews with poet Ron Padgett. Nominated for several Pushcart Prizes, King has received a MacArthur Scholarship for Poetry and was the 2007 “Poet Laureate of the Blogosphere.”

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