Poetry. Art. Edited by Burt Kimmelman. This collection of critical writings on the work of Basil King—his art and poetry—takes us into the life and times he and Martha Winston King lived and helped to shape. His singular aesthetic vision sharpens our picture of the explosion in the arts after the Second World War. These lucid essays do not merely provide welcome insight; they take us into the heart of the matter, in their involvement with King's extraordinary accomplishment, and its place within our cultural history.
Burt Kimmelman is a distinguished professor of Humanities at New Jersey Institute of Technology. He has published ten collections of poems as well as nine volumes of criticism (including three monographs, one of them the first full-length study of the work of William Bronk), and well over a hundred articles mostly on literature, some on art, architecture, and culture. His latest book is VISIBLE AT DUSK: SELECTED ESSAYS (Dos Madres Press, 2021). His eleventh collection of poems, STEEPLE AT SUNRISE: NEW POEMS (Marsh Hawk Press, 2022), is forthcoming in 2022.