Poetry. California Interest. THE GETTY FIEND, a contemporary medieval melodrama set in Los Angeles's Getty Museum, takes the reader on a tour filled with rock stars and warrior-kings, werewolves and archivists, sartorial Huns and libertine saints, all seen through the keenly dramatic flair of a collector's eye. A cinematic and labyrinthine take on pulp horror, Ken White's screenplay-in-verse is a monster mash-up of forms and languages, facades and carnal catastrophes, archaic languages and misplaced rhetorics—a campy, fantastical gender-bending transformation into the inadvertently divine.
Ken White is a poet and screenwriter who divides his time between Montana and Southern California. He co-wrote and and co-produced the feature film Winter in the Blood, co-directed and co-wrote the short film Universal VIP, as well directed and co-wrote the short film The Conservationist, currently in development as a feature, which White will direct. He has written or co- written ten feature scripts, including Blight, and The Wereman, The Sorrows, and Cullen's Hound, as well as new scripts, The Orpheum Circuit, The Conservationist, and a television pilot, LIT, with James Meetze. White is the author of three books of poetry, Eidolon, The Getty Fiend, as well as Middlemost Constantine (Spork 2018). His work has appeared in The Boston Review, The Tusculum Review, Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art, Omniverse, Manor House Quarterly, Versal, Spork, Horsethief, and Poets.org, among others. White teaches screenwriting at the low-residency MFA at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe. His latest book is THE GETTY FIEND (Les Figues Press, 2018). Author City: SAN DIEGO, CA USA