January 8, 2021

My first virtual poetry feature, at Stone Soup Poetry Series (on January 6th) went well, especially considering what-all was happening in the Capitol that day. Thank you to host Chad Parenteau and everyone who showed up to share his or her creations! Please support Hidden Charm Press in its 10th year by purchasing my latest poetry collection (via Amazon) or one of various other books, described on the HCP Home page. A Paypal donation of any amount over $5 to mojo_hcp@outlook.com would also be gratefully accepted. Thank you!

It would also be helpful to pass on the call for submissions to the Extra MoJo! #3 anthology. HCP is Black woman owned and operated (by me, the publisher, editor, book designer, proofreader, clerical staff, etc) and publishes Black women’s poetry, memoir, social commentary, and b+w visual art. I am also looking for a cover image for the anthology, preferably of a Black woman/women, depicted in a positive light.

poster for stone soup’s first feature of 2021
— on my birthday!

December 31, 2020

What a year. You already know most of the bad news, so let’s begin with my latest poetry collection,

My Life As A Masque (Hidden Charm Press, 2020). I will be reading from it as a feature at Stone Soup Poetry, Wednesday, January 6, 2021, 7-9 p.m. My first feature since I could see my friends’ and the audience members’ faces. I’ve been sitting out on Zoom gatherings, only attending one remote reading — way more fun than expected! Time to get back into active poet mode. I am pleased that I published 2 other books in 2020 via Tell-Tale Chapbooks. Chad Parenteau’s chapbook, The Collapsed Bookshelf, and Tell-Tale Inklings #5.

Kindly bear with me as I reconstruct this site. It’s been so long since I’ve blogged, I’m having “issues” remembering the basics. But I’m so grateful to still be here, with most of my faculties, with all of my friends, without having lost any family members. Good riddance, freakin’ 2020! Happy New Year, World!!!

content and images 2020 mignon ariel king

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June 30, 2020

I’ve been lucky to have poetry keeping me sane as well as close friends keeping me out of a homeless shelter or a tent on the Boston Common mid-pandemic. Tell-Tale Inklings #5 will be wrapped up this summer scheduled for an Autumn release. Chad Parenteau’s TTC poetry collection will come out…someday, when we can actually see features in person, if not sooner.

Having given up on regaining control of my old writer’s site, here we go again. With 100,000+ Americans lost to C-19, I’ll spare the violins for my homeless self moving 7 times or so in less than a year. I miss my old apartment; I miss my old clothes; I miss my old Boston. I’d like all my mail to show up in one place, my home mailbox. There, now you’re all caught up!

Meanwhile, I’m writing and compiling at least 1 of several poetry collections in my stack of manuscripts. Editing one’s own work is The Worst job ever.

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