Thursday, October 6, 2016

Thrilled to share the Asian-American issue of Dusie. Susana Gardner generously gave me the freedom to create quite a large issue and I feel so grateful to her. Thanks to all the contributors who gave such wonderful work. You can read it here.

Friday, September 9, 2016


Just want to share the table of contents from a lovely issue of Wildness that I was in last month. Love this periodical all around. Click here.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Summer Tour

It was a really amazing trip through California this summer. So wonderful to see folks who knew Hillary and to spend time being away from civilization in the Mojave desert and the redwood forest. Felt like a healing action that moved time forward and difficult feelings into new arrangements. Thanks to all who hosted, came to see, hugged me, traveled from far away, and love to those who I didn't get to see because of time and circumstances or because I was hiking up a big rock or walking through the trees. Love always to the Gravendyk family and to H.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Thanks to rob mclennan for this thoughtful piece about Unlikely Conditions,  here.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Really enjoying a couple of books right now:

Lo Kwa Mei-En's The Bees Make Money in the Lion. Amazingly otherworldly and dense with breathtaking metaphor. Every time I mention her poems, people freak out and say I love them! Or they just say so without my asking.

A Bestiary by Lily Hoang. A great book of essays with a very poetic sense of circulating images and ideas.

Both extremely daring, intricate, full of heart and hard to put down. Glad to have them here and kick off summer with them.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Unlikely Conditions

The collaborative book I wrote with Hillary Gravendyk is available for purchase at 1913 Press: click here. The press also has broadsides of poems from the book made by Michael McGarvey of Port Press: You can look through on their on-line gallery here. I got to see the lovely book for the first time at AWP where I met a lot of folks and ate some tacos in a car wash with friends. I've been setting up readings for sharing this book and hope to be in San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Portland and possibly Seattle in August. If you're a fan of Hillary's, just check back here in a couple of weeks and I'll have a tour nailed down, I think.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Asian-American Issue of Dusie

I'm excited to be editing the spring issue of Dusie dedicated to AA poetry. This is a great opportunity to make another step in connecting several generations of AA poets in one place and showcasing the vitality of AA poetry. The editor Susana Gardner said "the sky is the limit" so please share this call widely. Here's the last issue dedicated to women poets, and edited by Carleen Tibbetts: here.

For this issue, help me bring together all kinds of poetry: experimental, avant-garde, lyric, narrative, Asian formal, non-Asian formal, epic, elegaic, conceptual, no-mind, librettos, prose pieces, poems about WWF, in-between states, whatever *you* think of as being what you would put in a mosaic of AA poetry. This includes Middle Eastern poets, South Asian/Southeast Asian poets, Asian-British poets, all the Asian poets.

 Please send 5+ poems to cindy underscore king at hotmail dot com and place the word "dusie" in the subject line. Put "dusie" and your last name in the file name. Deadline: January 15, 2016 or write me an e-mail if it's shortly after this date.