A third-generation New Englander, I was born in Boston City Hospital,
grew up in Roxbury, am an alumna of BLA/Girls' Latin School and the Graduate Program in English at Simmons College. My favorite band is Aerosmith; my favorite place is the Charles River; I can't drive, take the T. One hopes that my womanist writing dispels a lot of negative stereotypes about age/ race/class/gender, because bigotry is really outdated. After 15 years, I've completed an autobiographical pentology in three genres (Memoir/Poetry trilogy/Novella). I won't be insulted if you only want to read one. Volume 1 of the poetry was published in 2009. More info is on my blog, Making Poetry: www.mignonarielking(dot)wordpress(dot)com.
Publications and Prizes
And Again Last Night (Indigo Dreams Bookshop, 2009)
apt: an online literary journal, Bostonpoet.com, Gloom Cupboard, Ibbetson Street Press, Juicebox: A journal of the ordinary, Muddy River Poetry Review, Off the Coast, Poiesis, Wilderness House Literary Review
I used to teach college English and love it. Not an official prize, to be sure, but how many people have loved ten years of crummy pay and social freakyness?
What I'm Reading Now:
I Remember Nothing -- [I think] by Nora Ephron, Is It Just Me? by Whoopi Goldberg
House of Mirth,
Mill on the Floss,
The Scarlet Letter,
Tale of Two Cities,