Rosamond S. King
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Rock|Salt|Stone, my collection of poems, won a "Lammy" - a Lambda Literary Award!
You can order the book from Amazon here or from Small Press Distribution here.

FALL 2018 EVENTS
1) I participated in “Readings, Rum & Reasoning,” a Brooklyn Book Festival ‘Book End’ event organized by the Caribbean Cultural Theatre on 15 September
2) In “Sorry I Missed Your Show,” I’m speaking about my performance work, “Tiny Winey,” at Gibney via the Caribbean Dance Collective on 19 September
3) I’m joining other Nightboat authors reading at the New York Art Book Fair on Sunday, 23 September
4) I’ll read my own work alongside the poetry of legendary Civil Rights lawyer and poet Pauli Murray at Poets House. 29 September
5) The legendary St. Mark’s Poetry Project hosts a reading with me and Forrest Gander on 17 October
6) At New York University I will discuss all aspects of my artistic and scholarly work in “Queer Trouble in Caribbean Art and Activism” with UWI’s Angelique V. Nixon! 23 October

My movement piece #SAYHERNAME will premiere at The Afro Pas de Deux Fesival, part of the ChoreQuest Residency Program in Brooklyn. Buy tickets here!

I recently read in "Poetry Is Not a Luxury" at the Univ. of Illinois-Chicago, and at the first Cape Town Queer Feminist Film Festival, Khayelitsha, South Africa! Recent publications include the Sinister Wisdom journal, in BathHouse, and I have a piece forthcoming in Jacket 2. I'll be speaking at the "Race/Sex/Power" conference in Chicago and leading workshops at the Split This Rock poetry festival, as well as at Denison University and Wooster College.

I am creative and critical writer and artist whose work is deeply informed by my cultures and communities (including African, Caribbean, American, and queer), by history, and by a sense of play. I draw on reality to create non-literal interpretations of contemporary and historical experiences of African and Caribbean people. My staged and guerilla performance art is culturally and politically engaged, often takes place in public, and utilizes the language of movement as well as spoken and written text. My poetry often “moves” on the page, using different forms of English and different physical and poetic structures. With all of my work, my goal is to make people feel, wonder, and think, in that order.

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 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!

I'm on Twitter: @RosamondDr.King