Chris King is a creative artist in several media and a lifelong friend of J.A. Moad II. He has two linocut handprints from numbered, signed, small editions in the Veteran Voices gallery show, and is opening J.’s October 14 performance with a few of his war poems. Recent publications include “Why We Didn’t Kill Abacha” in Transition 121 (Harvard University), and poems and translations of Orhan Veli in So It Goes 6 (the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library). He cofounded Poetry Scores, an all-volunteer international artist collective based in St. Louis that translates poetry into other media, and has directed two feature films for Poetry Scores, Blind Cat Black and Go South for Animal Index. His band Eleanor Roosevelt has released three records available wherever music is streamed or downloaded: Walker With His Head Down, Crumbling in the Rain, and Water Bread & Beer. He has published two chapbooks of poetry, A Heart I Carved for a Girl I Knew and Shape of a Man, and is currently negotiating the publication of a memoir, ‘And Let Him Ply His Music’: Adventures in Post-Punk and Amateur Folklore. He served one year in the U.S. Navy Reserves as an NROTC cadet, including the summer of 1985 in active duty in the Mediterranean aboard the U.S.S. Saipan. He’s on Twitter @chriskingstl and Instagram @chriskingmakesprintsnow.
Upcoming with Poetic Theater Productions:
Art by Chris King will be featured in the Veteran Voices 2017 Series Gallery Show running at the Wild Project 195 East 3rd Street September 27th-October 15th connected to the run of Outside Paducah: The Wars At Home.