author of fiction & poetry
Since receiving her MFA, she's set her sights on publishing the novel conceptualized during her graduate studies. Now in the query trenches with her YA speculative novel about dreams, she is seeking representation, and dreaming bigger than ever.
These Are the Women We Write About
Kayla King’s These Are the Women We Write About is both dreamlike and mythic. Drawing on the intricate stories of Greco-Roman mythology, her words trace the edges of the celestial and interrogate the boundaries between the known and unknown.
King writes with fluid and graceful language, crafting images both fragile and poignant. Her examination, through poetry, of the female narrative in myth is striking and beautiful in equal measure.
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in other news
One of my favorite poems written during National Poetry Month, , “There’s Something I Wanted to Tell You, But This Isn’t That", is now published in Issue 206.1 of Noble / Gas Qtrly and can be read HERE! Fun fact: this poem was inspired by my time in ceramics throughout high school and the whale crafted from clay in this piece appears throughout a few of my other poems as well. Happy reading!
“Divinity, or Lies We Tell Ourselves” will make its debut in Fearsome Critters: A Millennial Arts Journal: Issue 2!