Rosamond S. King
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I am honored to participate in two events honoring one of my mentors, Jayne Cortez. In Beautiful Sea of Waves for Jayne at Lincoln Center (14 April, 7pm), I will be in conversation with Jayne's son Denardo Coleman, and then stay for a night of jazz and poetry! And on 16 April, 2pm I will join a group of amazing poets as we each present one of Jayne's poems and one of our own at "Firespitter" hosted by Poets House.

The first of a new series of movement-based pieces - DIS/OBEDIENCE - will premiere at the legendary Movement Research at Judson Church 25 April 2016. This piece was created while I was in residence at Alice Yard Habitat in Woodbrook, Trinidad.

My Verse Cabaret (combination of poetry and popular songs) performance at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC, was standing room only! And my most recent evening-length performance ON PAPER (shown to the left) premiered as a work-in-progress at Dixon Place in NYC to a sold-out crowd! On Paper is funded in part by a Franklin Furnace Fund grant to "create a major new work of performance art in New York City."

My scholarly book Island Bodies: Transgressive Sexualities in the Caribbean Imagination WON THE 2015 LEWIS AWARD FOR BEST CARIBBEAN STUDIES BOOK FROM THE CARIBBEAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION and will be in paperback this summer!

New poems are at Transition (responding to the prompt "I can't breathe"), The Cortland Review," and the new journal The Wide Shore. And a new essay about my performance art is in the beautiful e-misférica journal.

I'm now on Twitter @RosamondDr.King