Rosamond S. King, Writing + Performativity

Rosamond S. King, Writing + Performativity

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Rosamond S. King is a critical and creative writer and artist. Poetry publications include the Lambda Award-winning collection Rock | Salt | Stone and poems in more than three dozen journals, blogs, and anthologies, such as The Feminist Wire, Drunken Boat, Harriet, The Caribbean Writer and the award-winning Kindergarde: Experimental Writing for Children. Her book Island Bodies: Transgressive Sexualities in the Caribbean Imagination won the 2015 Caribbean Studies Association Gordon K. and Sybil Lewis Prize for the best Caribbean Studies Book. Her scholarship has also appeared in several journals, including Callaloo, The Journal of West Indian Literature, Women and Performance and Thought & Action,the journal of the NEA. 

King regularly presents at conferences and has spoken about her research around the world.   She has performed widely at spaces such as Poets House, the African Performance Art Biennale and the Encuentro Performance Festival, and organized renown performance events, such as Yari Yari Ntoaso, and Call & Response: Experiments in Joy. She is the recipient of numerous fellowships, awards and creative residencies. King teaches courses in Caribbean and African literature, creative writing, sexuality, performance, and immigrant literature.  Rosamond S. King is the creative editor of sx salon: a small axe literary platform, and associate professor at Brooklyn College. www.rosamondking.com