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Author: Basil King

Basil King attended Black Mountain College as a teenager in the 1950s, and completed an apprenticeship as an abstract expressionist painter in San Francisco and New York. Although he did not begin to write regularly until 1986, an involvement with poetry has always been part of his life, first in doing art to accompany poems in books and magazines, later as a book artist. Today he is a working poet/painter. Some of his paintings can be seen on the website www.basilking.net or on his Flickr site: King New333. His books include THE POET, WARP SPASM, MIRAGE, 77 BEASTS, LEARNING TO DRAW/A HISTORY, and now the special edition published by Marsh Hawk Press, THE SPOKEN WORD/THE PAINTED HAND/ FROM LEARNING TO DRAW/A HISTORY (2014) and HISTORY NOW/ FROM LEARNING TO DRAW/A HISTORY (2017).

77 BEASTS: BASIL KING'S BEASTIARY
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77 BEASTS: BASIL KING'S BEASTIARY

Marsh Hawk Press

Poetry. The poet and painter Basil King takes the medieval genre of the beastiary, a collection of short writings about exotic animal species, and reconceives it as a way of engaging with a particularly fascinating human species, creating verbal and...

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History Now
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History Now

Marsh Hawk Press

Poetry. Art. "Vivid, hybrid writing... It is the perspective of someone who has been trained not just to look, but to see, and to not miss anything in his field of vision."—Ammiel Alcalay "Going into [King's] sentences is like entering sounds ...

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Learning To Draw\A History: In the Field Where Daffodils Grow
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Learning To Draw\A History: In the Field Where Daffodils Grow

Libellum Books

Poetry. A genre almost invented by this multifarious talent—poem-memoir or prose-poem-memoir—this text, part of a series that King has begun to publish, brings to bear his talents both as writer and visual artist, as he contemplates some heroes—Hart...

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MIRAGE: A POEM IN 22 SECTIONS
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MIRAGE: A POEM IN 22 SECTIONS

Marsh Hawk Press

Poetry. Amiri Baraka calls MIRAGE "A fine book--important on painting." Basil King attended Black Mountain College as a teenager in the 1950s, and completed his apprenticeship as an abstract expressionist painter in San Francisco and New York. Since...

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The Spoken Word/The Painted Hand/ from Learning to Draw/A History
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The Spoken Word/The Painted Hand/ from Learning to Draw/A History

Marsh Hawk Press

Poetry. Art. "...a memoir, a manual, and a philosophical essay... a hair-raising page-turner and, at the same time, a sweet and reassuring journey through the working of a mind fully engaged by the mystery of the eye, the hand, and the measure of wo...

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