Malaika King Albrecht

Poet

2547 Doc Loftin Rd.
Ayden, NC 28513
Phone: 
910-528-0507

Author's Bio

Malaika King Albrecht served as the inaugural Heart of Pamlico Poet Laureate. She's the author of four poetry books. Her most recent book is The Stumble Fields (Main Street Rag 2020), which was a finalist in the 2021 Eric Hoffer Award.  Her book What the Trapeze Artist Trusts (Press 53) won honorable mention in the Oscar Arnold Young Award and was a finalist in 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Her chapbook Lessons in Forgetting was published by Main Street Rag and was a finalist in the 2011 Next Generation Indie Book Awards and received honorable mention in the Brockman Campbell Award She’s the founding editor of Redheaded Stepchild, an online magazine that only accepts poems that have been rejected elsewhere. She lives in Ayden, N.C. on Freckles Farm with her family and is a yoga instructor, Reiki practitioner, and equine specialist in mental health and learning.

Publications & Prizes

Anthologies:
kakalak (Main Street Rag, 2013)
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Kakalak 2009 Anthology of Carolina Poets (Kakalak Poetry, 2009)
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Kakalak 2008 Anthology of Carolina Poets (Kakalak Poetry, 2008)
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Letters to the World (Red Hen Press, 2008)
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2007 Kakalak: An Anthology of Carolina Poets (Main Street Rag, 2007)
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The Bedside Guide to No Tell Motel: The Second Floor (No Tell Books, 2007)
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2006 Kakalak: An Anthology of Carolina Poets (Main Street Rag, 2006)
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Fish in Love (Haiku Society of America, 2006)
Books:
What the Trapeze Artist Trusts (Press 53, 2012)
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Lessons in Forgetting (Main Street Rag, 2010)
Journals: ,
Ascent Aspirations
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Asheville Poetry Review
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Best Poem
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Chickenpinata
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Dominion Review
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Exquisite Corpse
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Fieralingue
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Ghent Magazine
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Hiss Quarterly
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International Poetry Review
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Iodine Poetry Journal
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Journal of Heroin Love Songs
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Kritya
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Literary Mama
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MannequinEnvy
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Oak Bend Review
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Panhandler
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Pebble Lake Review
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Piedmont Literary Review
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Platte Valley Review
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Poetry Motel
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protestpoems.org
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Scrivener's Pen
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Shampoo
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Snakeskin
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Soundings Review
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Stone's Throw
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Temenos Academy Review
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Thanal Online
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The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature
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Veer
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Wild Goose Poetry Review
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Writers Block
Prizes won: 

"Lessons in Forgetting" (Main Street Rag) was a finalist in the 2011 Next Generation Indie Bokk Awards and received honorable mention in the Brockman-Campbell Award, "What the Trapeze Artist Trusts" (Press 53) won honorable mention in the Oscar Arnold Young Award and a finalist in 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, The Stumble Fields (Main Street Rag) was a finalist in the 2021 Eric Hoffer Award 

 

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
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Last update: Sep 10, 2022