Alan King

Communications Specialist

As communications specialist, Alan oversees all aspects of Generations United’s communications efforts—from building ties with the media, to planning strategy, to using Generations United’s podcast and video media to advance the organization’s initiatives. Alan spent most of his career as a journalist, teacher, and professional artist. He’s written for washingtonpost.com, New America Media, Prince George’s Gazette, and Capital Community News. As an educator, he’s taught creative writing workshops throughout the DC/Baltimore region including at Duke Ellington School of the Arts and Homewood School. As an artist, his poems and essays appeared in over 200 literary journals and anthologies. His work was also featured on public radio and also caught the attention of U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo, who said: “Alan King is one of my favorite up and coming poets of his generation. His poems are not pop and flash, rather more like a slow dance with someone you’re going to love forever.” He’s a recipient of the Michael J. Clark Best of Little Patuxent Review Poetry Award. His other honors include fellowships from Cave (Cah-veh) Canem (Cah-nem) and Voices of Our Nations Arts (VONA) Foundation, three Pushcart Prize nominations as well as three nominations for the Best of the Net selection. Alan received his Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast Creative Writing Program.