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Author: Basil King

Basil King, born in London, England before World War 2, has been painting for over seven decades and writing since 1985. He does both in Brooklyn where he has lived since 1969. He has published ten books and a dozen chapbooks of poetry since 1997 and over his lifetime has completed several thousand works of visual art in oils, inks, pastels, and mixed media. King's visual art is in the collections of the New York Public Library, Yale University, the late Morton & Lita Hornick, Wadsworth Athenaeum, Grand Valley State College, University of Kansas Museum of Art, State University of New York at Buffalo, the Gladstone Collection of Baseball Art and in private collections including that of Tom Seaver. Some 770 paintings are professionally stored.

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

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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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Disparate Beasts: Basil King's Beastiary, Part Two

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Disparate Beasts: Basil King's Beastiary, Part Two

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Poetry. Art. Basil King's DISPARATE BEASTS PART 2 follows the same reverence for painters that he expressed in 77 BEASTS: BASIL KING'S BEASTIARY published in 2007 by March Hawk Press. Each poem speaks about the painting and the painter.

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History Now
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History Now

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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 br...

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

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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

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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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