Read Point Blank: Poems Online Free - "In Point Blank, we are given an intimate look at one man's inner and outer life, but there's no navel-gazing nonsense. There's always an awareness, implied or explicit, of the sociopolitical crucible. With language both tough-minded and celebratory, Alan King ignites the important details of his experience, compelling us to ask what-plus-what added up to our own lives." TIM SEIBLES, author of Fast Animal and One Turn Around the Sun
"Alan King is one of my favorite up-and-coming poets of his generation. His poems are not pop and flash, rather more like a slow dance with someone you're going to love forever. Here you will find poignant slices of life, so bright in a rough age of race killings and hate speech. He reminds us that what matters has always mattered." JOY HARJO, poet, musician, performer, and teacher
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November 07, 2016
Alan King is one of our nation's lesser-known poetic voices, but his is a voice that should be broadcast widely. Listen to his musical stanzas, his rapping rhythms, his laser-sharp cultural insights, his passionate heart beating, and I dare you to forget his message or his unique wisdom. I've bee...
November 13, 2016
Point blank took me on a journey of beauty and truth through the disciplined keen eye of King’s observation, reflection, and personal life experience. A moment-to-moment account not unlike meditation seeking to engage the reader in the full smorgasbord of life with all its searing pain and exhila...
November 05, 2016
Read this! From the shuddering trees that gripped me in King's opening poem, to the carefree tree shrugging at the end, the poems in Point Blank held me with their honesty, beauty, and playfulness. This collection gets right at it.