Rosamond S. King
RSK's Performance Art in Zimbabwe
RSK was one of only 15 artists not residing in Africa invited to create new work for the first biennial of African performance art - AFiRIperFOMA - November 2013.
RSK Named a 2013 Poets House Fellow!
RSK was one of ten people to receive a prestigious Poets House Fellowship.
RSK's Performance Art in Ghana
RSK to performed at - and organize - the third major women's conference of the Organization of Women Writers of Africa: Yari Yari Ntoaso: Continuing the Dialogue - An Intenrational Symposium on Women of African Descent 16-19 May 2013.
RSK's Performance Art @ Dixon Place
Spectacle/SPECTACULAR at Dixon Place, 15 Feb
The Belladonna Collaborative is including me in “Body of Words,” an evening of discussion and performance by movement artists who use text as a regular part of their research and practice. My piece explores the different movements of voguers and poets. Come ready to talk – we’re all presenting works-in-progress and we’ll have a real discussion with the audience!
When: Tuesday, 15 February, 7pm
Where: Dixon Place, 161 Chrystie Street (directions
How Much: Only $6! Which leaves you enough $ to buy the limited edition chapbook they’re making!
More about Belladonna
Dixon Place

RSK's Art in the SHIFT Exhibit
This exhibit, sponsored by the wonderful organization Sauti Yetu, offers a window into the lived experiences of African immigrant women in all their complexity: shifting, challenging and always negotiating. Three photographs from a guerilla performance in Paris are on display. Both events are free!
Opening Details
When: Thursday, 17 February, 5-8pm
Where: Brooklyn College - Student Center, 6th Fl (email me for directions)
Artist Talk Details
When: Thursday, 17 March, 6-8pm
Where: Brooklyn College - Student Center, 6th Fl
RSK Reads with Jayne Cortez!
I am honored to read with one of my mentors in this great space. Come experience Jayne’s amazing work, from the firespitter herself!
When: Sunday, 27 February, 6pm
Where: 285 East Third Street (Between Ave C & D) #2
Rigidigidim 2010 Performances
In February, Rigidigidim de Bama de: Ruptured Calypso will be presented at
*The Erickson Theatre, via the Central District Forum for Arts & Ideas, in Seattle, 19-20 February 2010 - Click HERE for more information.
*Dance Place, Washington, D.C., 27-28 February - Click HERE for tickets.

Coming soon - information about our summer performance at the Bates Dance Festival!
Stonewall Was a Riot!

Stonewall Was a Riot! Queer Riffs on Life Since 1969

When: Monday June 22nd, doors open at 7:30pm, show starts at 8pm

Where: The Stonewall Inn, 53 Christopher Street, New York, NY

Who: Performers include Staceyann Chin, Dred, Anthony Escobar, Holly Hughes, ROSAMOND S. KING, Lisa Kron and Chic & Sassy. MC: JZ Bich and DJs Sara Graham, Associate Music Editor, BUST Magazine and DADDY.

Why: "Stonewall Was a Riot!" celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall riots at the scene of the crime, kicks off Pride week 2009 and launches's "Since Stonewall Local Histories Contest."

"Stonewall Was a Riot!" is a fundraiser for the suggested minimum donation is $20. All proceeds will go to fund

Reservations recommended! Space is limited. Reservations made by emailing will be held until 6:45 pm.

The Since Stonewall Contest is generously supported by a grant from the Arcus Foundation.

See other Stonewall 40th Anniversary events at: Stonewall 40th Anniversary, June 1969-June 2009
RSK's first one-woman show will be at BAAD! on Friday, 27 March 2009, 8pm.
(check it out in the "Performance Art" section of the website)
The show is a non-narrative romp through how the American Dream is lived today. Through poetry and song, performance artist Rosamond S. King portrays how African and Caribbean immigrants, queers, women, and other Americans accept and reject each other.

Still Dreaming America will be performed one night only as part of the BAAD!ASS Women Festival"
When? Friday, 27 March 2009 8pm
Where? Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance; 841 Barretto Street in The Bronx
How Much? $15
How do I get there? 6 train to Hunts Point
For tickets or directions call 718-842-5223 or go to BAAD!'s website.
"COMMEMORATIONS" will included in the "Obamaarte" exhibit at El Sol Studios during the month of February. El Sol is located at 936 South Alamo in San Antonio -
RSK Reads in Toronto
The Canadian launch of Our Caribbean will take place in Toronto on 25 February at the University of Toronto. RSK will read with other contributors!
COMMEMORATIONS on Time Out Chicago Blog!
A great little blurb about the piece was posted on Time Out Chicago's blog; see
Election 2008 Gallery Show
Gallery Opening 25 October, 3-8pm (RSK will be there on the late side)
192 6th Ave b/t Spring & Prince st's
To celebrate the excitement now bubbling as the presidential election approaches, Art Gotham chose "Election 2008" for its biannual Square Foot Show of works on 12x12 canvases. RSK's new work AMERICAN MAD LIB #1 will be shown here for the first time!
Letters to Poets Anthology Launch
Letters to Poets: Conversations about Poetics, Politics, and Community, is modeled on Rilke's Letters to a Young Poet. For this project, RSK was paired with master poet and American Book Award winner Jayne Cortez. The book party will take place at the New School - Wollman Hall, 66 W 12th b/t 5th & 6th ave's - on Friday, October 24 from 5:30-7:30. RSK will read AND perform as The Poetry Dr.! The book (which was "blurbed" by Cornel West, Joy Harjo, Juliana Spahr, Mark Nowak, Edwin Torres and Cathy Park Hong) will be available in stores and online in October.
RSK Reads from Our Caribbean
Literary magazine Mosaic, as part of its ongoing 10th anniversary celebrations, is hosting a reading from the groundbreaking anthology Our Caribbean: Lesbian & Gay Writing from the Antilles. The reading will take place on Friday, 3 October, 6pm, at the Harlem School for the Arts. RSK is featured in the anthology (published by Duke University Press, available at bookstores and online) and will be reading with editor and author Thomas Glave and poet R. Erica Doyle.
Not-a-Blogs on View in Miami
Select Not-a-Blogs are on view at Diaspora Vibe Gallery in Miami as part of the "Space Is the Place" Exhibit through 25 September 2008. The exhibit, curated by Ayanna Jolivet-McCloud, focuses on "time based art presents new artwork that resides primarily in memory as opposed to more concrete and tangible art forms."
The Poetry Dr.'s Tools on Exhibit
The Poetry Dr.'s Poetry Pills, Poetry Divination Cards, and Talking Dice are on view as part of the "Fun and Games (and Such)" exhibit at the Center for Book Arts in New York City through 13 September 2008.
The Poetry Dr. at CBA
The Poetry Dr. will appear at the Center for Book Arts on Saturday, 6 September, from 4 to 5pm. As always, TPD gives free consultations and prescriptions for using poetry to improve your life. This performance is part of CBA's open house - if you come early or stay late, you can take free mini-classes in bookmaking and related skills!