Point Blank: Poems by Alan King

Point Blank: Poems

"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."...

Title:Point Blank: Poems
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ISBN:0997797223
Format Type:Paperback

Point Blank: Poems Reviews

  • Cortney
    Nov 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.

  • Tara
    Nov 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 been a fan since Drift. A poet to watch.

  • Nancy Sharpe
    Nov 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 exhilarating joys. Reading this work brought me closer to humanity’s points of connection while the differences faded away. There is a quiet power in King’s work that made me want to pay more attention to life

    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 exhilarating joys. Reading this work brought me closer to humanity’s points of connection while the differences faded away. There is a quiet power in King’s work that made me want to pay more attention to life and experience it with the magnifying glass that King utilizes on himself and the world around him. King’s work is a delight to read encouraging the reader to develop roots in the here-and-now.

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