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 was born and raised in New York City after the Second World War. He is the author of LIGHT ABSTRACTS THE SMALLEST THINGS: THE AESTHETICS OF BASIL KING (Talisman House, Publishers, 2020), WINGS APART (Dos Madres Press, 2019), ABANDONED ANGEL (Marsh Hawk Press, 2016) and GRADUALLY THE WORLD: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS (BlazeVOX books, 2013). His poetry is often anthologized, and has been featured on National Public Radio; a number of interviews of him are available in print or online. Kimmelman has also authored books and articles mostly on literature, some on art and architecture, and some memoir. He is a professor of English, teaching literary and cultural studies at New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, New Jersey.Author City: USA