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Alan King
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Lives in Bowie, MD 20716, United States
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If you're not familiar with Cherry Castle Publishing, then get familiar: https://youtu.be/kKn3cYHeD8o
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If you haven't, check out Cherry Castle Publishing new trailer that includes Curtis Crisler talking about his new book, which launched today! 
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I'm honored that Truth Thomas, publisher and co-founder of Cherry Castle Publishing, trusted his vision for this video with Humble Bear Production and Sojournals! Kelli Anderson and I were just the vessels; God had his hand in this!
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Video of "Conundrum" from my poetry collection, DRIFT. 
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Here's Kirk Franklin at the Bowie Wal-Mart. 
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What Gapps package for Marshmallow has "OK Google" detection from every screen? On Lollipop, it was Bankz Gapps, but Bankz Gapps 6.0 doesn't have it. 
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I'm also using Banks, as a matter of fact Banks is all I will use and OK Google detection works from every screen. Now on tap also works great.
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In DC this NYE? Check us out at Songbyrd in Adams Morgan. 
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Give the gift of poetry http://wp.me/sC3Xj-books (watch trailers, read reviews & sample poems) 
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    Communications Specialist, present
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    Editor, present
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Poet. Author. Journalist. Writing workshop facilitator. http://alanwking.com.
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Alan King is a poet, author, and journalist, living in the DC metropolitan area. He writes about art and domestic issues on his blog at http://alanwking.com.

In addition to teaching creative writing throughout the DC/Baltimore region, he’s a part-time poetry instructor at Duke Ellington School of the Arts and the senior program director at the DC Creative Writing Workshop at Charles Hart Middle School in DC’s Congress Heights neighborhood.

The Workshop introduces students to the joys of self-expression and the written word. Since its founding in 1995, thousands of students have attended readings, plays and other literary events, won dozens of writing awards, and enjoyed a wealth of new experiences not otherwise available to young people in Ward 8.

King has also facilitated creative writing workshops for the American Poetry Museum (Washington DC), The ARCH (Washington DC), Duke Ellington High School of the Performing Arts (Washington DC), the “Legacy Project” at Homewood Center (Columbia MD), KIPP DC AIM Academy (Washington DC) and the Perry School Community Services Center (Washington DC).

As a former staff writer for the Baltimore Afro-American Newspaper, King has covered the Baltimore City Council, as well as wrote about redevelopment in east Baltimore and the displacement of its residents. He also traveled to Kingston, Jamaica, to write about the historic landmarks and covered the island’s 47th Independence Day celebration.

Prior to the AFRO, King interned as a research assistant at the Center for Public Integrity, a government watchdog organization of investigative journalists. There, he wrote profiles of past presidential campaign donors and compiled a chronology of news articles on election fraud and corruption for the book project, “The Buying of The President (BOP) 2008.”

As a student at Howard University, King traveled to New Orleans to do post-Katrina coverage as part of a student press team assembled by the university and the Washington Post. His article, “Katrina Aftermath Still Undercuts Special-Needs Housing,” was published on washingtonpost.com. That article is about the aftermath of Katrina and its effects on New Orleans residents living with HIV/AIDS.

King is also an accomplished poet. Here’s what Derrick Weston Brown, poet-in-residence at the 14th and V streets Busboys and Poets, had to say: “A fixture on the D.C. MD VA scene since 1999, Alan has at one time blessed every Open Mic spot throughout the area.

“Mangoes, he was there; Brookland Cup Of Dreams, he was there. The ‘first’ Java Head Cafe in College Park, he was there. The first Mocha Hut on 14th St, he was there. Yogi’s Records, he was there; Harambe’s in Adams Morgan, he was there. Teaism, he was there; and Bar Nun, he was there. This cat is a walking history book of D.C. poetry. Not only that, he’s a dynamic performer and prolific writer.”

King’s poems have appeared in Alehouse, Audience, Boxcar Poetry Review, Indiana Review, MiPoesias and RATTLE, among others.

He is a Cave Canem fellow, VONA Alum, a Stonecoast MFA canditate, and a two-time Best of the Net nominee. He's also been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and is the author of his collection of poems Drift (Willow Books, 2012).

When he’s not reporting or sending poems to journals, you can find King chasing the muse through Washington, D.C. — people watching with his boys and laughing at the crazy things strangers say to get close to one another.
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I'm a two-time Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee. My first collection Drift (Willow Books) is available at alanwking.com.
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  • University of Southern Maine
    Poetry, 2013
  • Howard University
    Communications, 2007
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Drift (Willow Books, 2012) is now out and available for order from the publisher’s site at http://bit.ly/rs0aiK. Or order directly from me:

My neighbor, who researches and writes most of the sermons, invited my wife, mother-in-law and I to New Life Church. My wife and I were looking for another church home because we weren't being fed at our current church. (My mother-in-law has her own church.) I was really impressed with how the Pastor Mike addressed the Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage without judgement and lots of compassion. My takeaway from that day's message: there are two seat - the judgement seat and the mercy seat. We, as Christians, have no place in the judgement seat. That's for the Lord. But we do want to sit in the mercy seat and let our light shine through our compassion for others. Since that Sunday, my wife and I have been at that church when we're not in the children's ministry at our previous church. If you haven't, check it out. You'll leave blessed and energized for your week!
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