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Amy King

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Amy King's most recent book is I Want to Make You Safe (Litmus Press).

Amy also works with VIDA: Woman in Literary Arts, and teaches English and Creative Writing at SUNY Nassau Community College, as well as poetry workshops at such places as the San Francisco State University Poetry Center and the Summer Writing Program @ Naropa University.

Her poems have been nominated for numerous Pushcart Prizes, she was a Lambda Literary finalist, and she was the recipient of a MacArthur Scholarship for Poetry. Amy founded and curated, from 2006, the Brooklyn-based reading series, The Stain of Poetry, until 2010. Readings, reviews and more @ www.AmyKing.org .

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Average rating: 4.34 · 409 ratings · 62 reviews · 19 distinct works · Similar authors
I'm the Man Who Loves You

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Slaves to Do These Things

4.51 avg rating — 53 ratings — published 2009 — 2 editions
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I WANT TO MAKE YOU SAFE

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Antidotes For An Alibi

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Kiss Me With the Mouth of Y...

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This Opera of Peace

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The Good Campaign

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The People Instruments

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On the Fly

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The Missing Museum

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while the book is a clock that forgets her machanics.”
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“There are things that are not sayable. That's why we have words.”
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“YOUR WORDS ARE MADE OF THE AIR I BREATHE.”
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“Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.”
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“Love is lak de sea. It’s uh movin’ thing, but still and all, it takes its shape from de shore it meets, and it’s different with every shore.”
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message 1: by Anny (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:19AM)

Anny Hi Amy, very nice to see you. And congratulations for your readings.


message 2: by Tao (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:19AM)

Tao i don't have a job. do you have a job?


message 3: by Tao (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:19AM)

Tao i don't like real jobs.


message 4: by Tao (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:19AM)

Tao i have jobs then. i have several fake jobs.


message 5: by Tao (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:19AM)

Tao i want to be with stobb. whatever gets me with stobb will be good. i don't have anything planned beyond october. any day is good. thank you.


message 6: by Bradley (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:14PM)

Bradley Hello der, glad to meet a fellow writer. =)


message 7: by Andrew (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:16PM)

Andrew hey amy...

how goes it?


message 8: by Daniel (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:25PM)

Daniel Amy, my favorite poem is the Rubaiyat by Omar Khayyam. You and I have both discovered our own distinct nitches in this literary jungle. Whether our work lasts as long as that of Omar Khayyam remains to be seen.


message 9: by Aberjhani (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:58PM)

Aberjhani Hello Amy--
It's great to meet such a prolific author here at GoodReads. Looking forward to becoming more familiar with your work. Peace,

Aberjhani
http://www.creativethinkersintl.ning....


message 10: by Jeremy (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:07PM)

Jeremy Hi Amy!

If you don't mind sharing--I was wondering, what's your favorite novel of all time? Or novels?

Here’s wishing you a fantastic day filled with fabulous friendships, fanciful festivities, and frolicking phantom footstools.

-Jeremy :)


message 11: by Jeremy

Jeremy Hi Amy!

Here’s wishing you a yippee-filled Yuletime overflowing with yard-long yams, yapping yoyo-yanking yetis, yak-milk yeast-cakes, and yellow yarn-yielding year-end yard-gnomes.

-Jeremy :)


message 12: by Jeremy

Jeremy Here’s wishing you a nifty New Year filled with noiseless noses, neato nicknames, noble Nebraskans, gnarly narcoleptic nebulas, and novel novels about nut-eating narwhals and novercaphobic gnats.

-Jeremy :)

P.S.—I’m currently offering autographed/personally-inscribed copies of my novel, Vacation, with free shipping for those in the US. If there’s anything you could do to help me spread the word about this, I’d really appreciate it. Feel free to click here for details:
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message 13: by Jeremy

Jeremy I want to apologize for the all the recommendations from me yesterday. I wanted to share the Stoker Award news, and I only pressed the send button once--I'm not sure what happened to create so many messages. Some weird glitch.

Argh...this is terrible...

Again, I'm very sorry.

-Jeremy


message 14: by W.B.

W.B. In the Kingdom of the Prolific, you are Queen. I see you sitting on a Carnelian Throne with Goldfinches Alighting.

The H.D. touches, you know.

You should send me something to review sometime.

My reviewing is mostly confined to my blog as I sort of segregate myself from Literature Proper.

But I would still like to get a freebie and talk about you.

If you're down get back and I'll give you my addy for snails.

If not, I'll eventually weaken and buy something.

:-)




message 15: by Zlyoc

Zlyoc thanx for the add. cheers!


Catherine Hi Amy - nice to meet you! :-)
I haven't had a chance to read your poetry yet but I look forward to it. And what lovely book covers!


message 17: by W.B.

W.B. Hi Amy, The books arrived and are being enjoyed. THANK YOU! I will look forward to saying something about them in a public forum very soon.

Make more!


message 18: by Sean (last edited Jun 11, 2008 10:50AM)

Sean Hi Amy! :)


message 19: by Sean

Sean How are you?
& Where can I order your books online? :)


message 20: by Sean

Sean You've been sick for almost three months? Wow, I can’t even begin to imagine how irritating that must have become. Nothing serious was up I hope? I can't say I've ever heard of the condition I'll have to whack it in Google and find out. Oh its blackouts? I've heard of this before but didn’t actually know what it was called. It sounds quite serious, but I'm glad you’re better now. :D

I'll have a look on Amazon later and see if I can get hold of it and I'll keep a look out for the sample.
I'm good thanks, been busy with exams though but so glad there finally over now.
London isn’t too bad, the weathers got good these last few days which makes a change.
Oh yeah there’s always arguments over politics here in England, you get the BBC over there then? Didn’t think you would.




message 21: by Michele

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message 22: by Sean

Sean I apologise for my late reply.
Oh, you get it on the radio I thought you were talking about the television channel.

It doesn't sound like an easy thing to live with put it that way, must be a big strain on your life. But you sound as if your getting through which is good. :)
That's alright.

Thank you.

Speak soon,

Sean.



message 23: by Donald

Donald Thanks for the ipoetryi invite but I'm not a poet, don't know what I could offer.
best,
db


message 24: by Matt

Matt Walker I believe so!


message 25: by Rachel

Rachel Hi Amy! Just dropping in to say hello and I was listening a few days ago, to the CD you sent me, while dying my hair blonde. The blonde didn't work out so well, but I had a good time singing.






message 26: by Nate

Nate Kenyon Hi Amy!




message 27: by Roger

Roger Cottrell Hi Amy.
Thankyou vert much for the friendship on Goodreads,
ROGER


Frank (Craig) Caudill thanks for inviting me


message 30: by Jeannie

Jeannie Faulkner Barber Thanks Amy for the friendship. Hope you have an awesome wkend!
Blessings,
Jeannie


message 31: by Lori

Lori Thank you for the add.

Have a great week.

Lori


message 32: by AE

AE Hi Amy! Just checking in to say I love your work!!!


message 33: by Wendy

Wendy Babiak Hi Amy! I finally listened to This Opera of Peace. Very ambitious! I enjoyed it. I loved this line especially: "I have been the cradle of maybe." Yes!


Patricia Garlitz Thank You so much for adding me as a friend.


Adrianna Thanks so much for adding me as a friend, Amy!


message 36: by Amy

Amy Adrianna wrote: "Thanks so much for adding me as a friend, Amy!"

Cheers, Adrianna!


Steve Thank you for the GR friendship Amy -x- May your week be filled with happiness!


message 38: by Mike

Mike Brecon Thanks for adding me to your list of friends.
Mike Brecon


message 39: by Tom

Tom Blubaugh Amy, thank you for joining my community of friends. Blessings, Tom.


message 40: by Ugbomeh

Ugbomeh Hi Amy, thanks for the adds, i must say you kept me waiting but all the same, nothing good comes easy, my regards and best wishes......


message 41: by Harry

Harry Gosh.....You have alot of friends....( I can understand why )


message 42: by Rodney

Rodney Barnes PLEASE VISIT FACEBOOK.COM/MYMIRACLETHEMOVIE and check out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWyiBQ... THANK YOU AND HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND...


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