Who is Amy King

Amy King (born August 3, 1971) is an American poet, essayist, and activist.

Early life and education

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, King grew up in Stone Mountain, Georgia and received her B.S. in English and women's studies from Towson University. She received her M.A. in American studies (poetics concentration) at State University of New York Buffalo, and an M.F.A. from Brooklyn College in creative writing.


Since 2003, King has taught English and creative writing at SUNY Nassau Community College. She has also guest-lectured and conducted workshops at a number of colleges and universities, including Goddard College, Naropa University, RISD (Rhode Island School of Design), San Francisco State University, Slippery Rock University, and S...
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Amy King Poems

  • The Spirit Is Near
    Wrapped in personal pity, betrayer sphinx slinks
    and eats; he privately shuffles our motivations.
    I like the capability of my eyes, the way they
    brighten the woman on the curb by the church....
  • My Head On Fire, Dull But Glowing

    A miniature salamander rears
    his tiny head in the halls...
  • I Too Am Chicken
    An author thinks she knows more than
    she does. She knows even less.
    For example, someone else wrote this.
    Thoughts approach in the shower;...
  • As If A Lantern In Love Led
    Like you I have
    forgotten everything
    spoken so far,
    I knew the dinosaurs...
  • A Final Note
    There is a deliberate pleasure in watching
    someone smoke cigarettes. Even the echo
    of that sentence smells like a stolen observation
    that the smoker is deeply, darkly thinking....
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Top 10 most used topics by Amy King

Night 3 Love 2 Person 2 I Love You 2 Fashion 2 Woman 2 Face 2 Tender 2 Grass 2 Screen 2

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Emily Dickinson Poem
How happy I was if I could forget
 by Emily Dickinson


How happy I was if I could forget
To remember how sad I am
Would be an easy adversity
But the recollecting of Bloom

Keeps making November difficult

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