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Poetry. African American Studies. "Alan King reminds us of the beauty of efficiency. His poems do not waste moments or words. These are wonderful journeys into the lives of everyone (something of you is here, I guarantee it), effortless, peaceful but powerful walks that focus upon the compassionate things: friendship, love, family, justice, tradition. Alan King has started his own tradition in DRIFT, one born of his own generation but timeless and strong; a voice we should all hope will be showcased for years." Brian Gilmore, poet, public interest lawyer and columnist for The Progressive Media Project

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“Tender and tough, the poems in Alan King’s wonderful debut book of poems, Drift, reveal the cities of memory, love and friendship with the precise and caring eye of a poet deeply invested in the lives of those around him.” –Ching-in Chen, author of The Heart’s Traffic



“In this collection Alan King’s words sparkle like the season’s first snow, here we marvel at the crystals of language that have accumulated into stanzas that wall the city of his imagination. Like the brick and mortar metropolis in which his work is set, this city is oriented to the Cardinal points. Here Love brightens the night sky and a young man learns to navigate by its gleam. Here the neon glow of the Diner, the flicker of the street light, the white finger of the headlight is Polaris. Let us be thankful we have this star to follow.”–Joel Dias-Porter (aka DJ Renegade), author of 4000 Shades of Blue and Libation Song (CD)



Product Details
ISBN: 9780985287702
ISBN-10: 0985287705
Publisher: Willow Books/Aquarius Press
Publication Date: February 6th, 2012
Pages: 102
Language: English