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Martha King

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NEWS: Martha King reading — and noted!

READING: Wednesday APRIL 7 at 8 PM Eastern Daylight time Martha King and Margaret Randall read, in celebration of their respective memoirs, presented by The Poetry Project.

To join via ZOOM, register with EventBrite. The event is free.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/martha-king-margaret-randall-tickets-138093153339

Outside Inside cover

 

My memoir is OUTSIDE/INSIDE: Just outside the art world’s inside – available from BlazeVox.

For an introduction to Margaret’s memoir, see this

NOTED: The new spring issue of Talisman Journal has a special section of commentary on the work of Martha King. Online only at www.talismanmag.net

It’s a splendid issue all around including another special section on Donna de le Perriere, abundant poetry, essays, interviews, and critique. Spend some time with it.  (Do see Burt Kimmelman on Virginia Wolfe and Proust.)

 

 

NEWS: Talisman journal features Martha King

The new spring issue of Talisman has a special section on the work of Martha King!

And it’s a splendid issue all around including another special section on Donna de le Perriere, a lovely chapbook-like collaboration by Susan Quasha and George Quasha, abundant poetry, essays, interviews, and critique. Spend some time with it.  (Do see Burt Kimmelman on Virginia Wolfe and Proust.)

https://www.talismanmag.net

Talisman
On line now, no longer in print…but ready for readers!

 

NEWS: Updated website for Martha and Basil King

Our website is now   basilking-marthaking.com (The old name will continue to work for a while.)   Lots of new content as we’ve been busy during the year that wasn’t.   Take a click.

 

Enjoying MAX

Enjoying MAX at the beach

The wonderful Laurie Price, poet/ artist / editor, takes MAX SEES RED on Mexican beach vacation. She has this to say:

 “Wonderful!  Plus structure & suspense & character development.”

Max Sees Red, by Martha King. An art world whodunit set in SoHo and the Hudson Valley in 1979. See Amazon or Spuyten Duyvil for ordering info.

News about Max Sees Red

Comment & a review

“I love Martha King’s astutely roving eyes & ears, what & who she notices, how deftly she weaves perceptive commentary in & out of encounters, & especially how accurately she pegs the now faint smells of 1970s NYC’s low-key squalor crisscrossed by the ambitions & conflicts of its “aht” world. The book paces like a great film script, which makes this an absorbing page turner.”    –Patrick Brennan

“Not only a clever mystery but a meditation on the fragility and interdependence of a community as it shakily weathers a blow to its integrity.” –Jim Feast from his glowing review in the current issue of Sensitive Skin

Please order from the publisher http://www.spuytenduyvil.net/max-sees-red.html Or a friendly indie bookseller. Or (gulp) Amazon.

Don Yorty celebrates Basil King

New on Yorty’s blog

Lovely episode on Don Yorty’s blog — combining images from Basil King’s Green Man Comes to 4th Street portraits with a reading by Baz of Part 7 of his long poem with the same name.

mixd media on Stonehenge paper. 26″ X 38″- cBasil King, 2019 – coll of artist; stored at home

When I posted this on Facebook I said people might want to go through it twice — because I did.  Despite being familiar with Basil’s images, the combination dazzles. [More to come. King is still working on this project.]

Celebrating YUKO OTOMO’s new book

Martha and Basil King join in celebrating YUKO OTOMO’s new book

Anonymous Landscape (from Lithic Press) is a marvelous full-length meditation on anonymity and civility among other things.  The Kings are delighted to join John Godfrey and Charles Waters in celebrating its publication at:

McNally Jackson Books – SOHO

52 Prince Street, between Broadway and Lafayette
Wednesday,  September 18,  at 7PM

Waters will play a clarinet solo inspired by the book. The book cover, like the poem, is subtle. See it live at the bookstore on September 18!

Fine Review of Outside/Inside

Fine review of my memoir in Golden Handcuffs

Excited to let everyone know that Ian Brinton has reviewed my memoir, Outside/Inside in issue 27, Vol 2, of  Golden Handcuffs Literary Review. A very thoughtful review that places my book in finely drawn historical context.

Martha King at Howl Arts launch of Outside/Inside, 11/2018

If you subscribe (this is an excellent wide-ranging mag published IN PRINT) you’ve probably seen it as well as Brinton’s moving “Breaking Out” – on the life and work of the late Michael Rumaker. The Rumaker review is available on line; the review of my book is not.

Alas, I cannot post it here as the text is locked into a PDF. But I can attach it in an email. I’ll send it on request. Ask me!