Chris King is a professional journalist (managing editor of The St. Louis American), arts organizer (co-founder and creative director of Poetry Scores), and working artist in various media (music, poetry, cinema, printmaking).
His recent publications include the essay "Why We Didn't Kill Abacha" in Transition 121 (Harvard University), and poems and translations of Orhan Veli forthcoming in So it Goes 6 (the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library). Three records by his band Eleanor Roosevelt (Walker With His Head Down, Crumbling in the Rain, and Water Bread & Beer) are available wherever music is streamed or downloaded. Also for the first time this semester, he is developing a new journalism program at Pierre Laclede Career Academy, a St. Louis Public elementary school. Politically, he identifies as a feminist and anti-racist and is dedicated to equal rights and opportunity for all.