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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Two of my poems: “How to Know When Your Mother Lies, or the Everygirl’s Recipe For the Perfect Mint Julep" and "Translations Lost, or the Sound of Memory Leaving” have been accepted for publication in the next issue of Funicular Magazine! Stay tuned for updates as publication day gets closer!
“How to Bind a Lover, or the Lingering Aubade of Lear Aldrich,” a short story filled with magic, sisterhood, & heartbreak is published today in Issue 5 of Twist in Time Literary Magazine!
More words on womanhood, fierce femininity, & rallying for reproductive rights can be found in my poem, “This is No Time For Silence, or Summoning Someone Who Knows Better,” published today in Issue 9 - ‘Those Who Were Spurned’ of Cauldron Anthology!
What an honor to have my poem, “Still Life of a Grapefruit You’ll Never Get Around to Framing,” published in Issue Four of Honey & Lime Literary Magazine! Print editions are available for purchase now, and all proceeds will benefit activism for reproductive rights!
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!
My poem, “Divinity, or Lies We Tell Ourselves,” is published today in Fearsome Critters: A Millennial Arts Journal: Issue 2!
There are many TV shows I’ve loved & continue to obsess over, but only one haunted me long after watching. Now my poem, “If You Talk to the House, You’ll Wake the Ghosts,” inspired by Netflix’s THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE, is available in this stunning Issue 3 from Dear Movies Zine, filled with much love & many shows!
“Don’t Forget to Make These Words Into a Painting,” inspired by Sylvia Plath’s poem, “Totem” will make its debut in the January/February retrospective over at Plath Poetry Project. This retrospective wraps up the project’s second year following along wth Sylvia Plath’s poetry from her last year of life. Stay tuned for updates as publication day gets closer!
“Divinity, or Lies We Tell Ourselves” will make its debut in Fearsome Critters: A Millennial Arts Journal: Issue 2! Stay tuned for updates as publication day gets closer!