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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.)

 

 

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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!

 

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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!

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Important UK magazine features King work

tears in the fence, #69, Spring 2019 is now available.

This issue ranges wide as tears does — and includes Basil King’s new poem, “Pick Up a Stitch — Drop a Stitch, work by Laurie Duggan, and this comment by editor David Caddy on Martha King’s memoir, Outside/Inside:

Martha King’s memoir, Outside/Inside…just outside the art world’s inside (BlazeVOX books) is a beautifully written insight into the world of a young woman who studied at Black Mountain College in its last year, arriving with ‘an old hotplate two saucepans, some picnic cutlery’ and eventually fell in with artist and writer, Basil King. She chronicles her subsequent domestic and bohemian life, including a great many significant figures in and around Black Mountain, San Francisco, and New York art scenes. It is an absolute joy to read and leaves the reader uplifted by a deeply felt clarification of the importance of those movements, and with a broad smile. Amongst many highlights is the story of the wedding of the headstrong protagonists, which is both funny and memorable. King’s prose, warmly inviting, succinct and perceptive moves effortlessly from story to story, and is so giving in her generosity of spirit and emotional intelligence. This intimate portrait, dense with detail, of a critical period in American art and writing, is a page-turner, and sure to become a classic.

Lovely issue of an always essential independent international literary magazine.

Order and subscribe at www.tearsinthefence.com. Use the Donate button. Or mail an order with a check. Four issues for $40  (or $60  if airmail delivery is requested).

BTW, “Pick Up a Stitch” is Part Five of a chapbook-length piece called Basil’s Bean Book – not yet published.