Snow Day – From “Dark Queens and Their Quarry: Boneshadows of Motherskin”

SNOW DAY by Lisa King Crisp, clean of cold—fuzzy hiss of sleet on bamboo. Smell of sweetgrass—owl on silent wing. Powdered geometry decorates deadwood— Lines fences to precision. Reflected ashen overcast that is reserved for December. We retreat inside ourselves, chasing candlelit cocoa. A time out of time, a place out of place— Snow Day…

In Praise of Dark Queens and Their Quarry by Lisa King

In praise of “Dark Queens and Their Quarry” by Lisa King: “Lisa King is often the recipient of special offerings brought to her by the crows that populate her Southern woodland home, and as readers of her deeply soulful, sensitive poems, we too become blessed beneficiaries as we receive these mysterious, magical gifts.” – David…

Three Winter Haiku

Three Winter Haiku by Lisa King   windstorm at christmas smoked salmon pink with lemon solitude of tea   rednecks cutting trees whoop followed by a loud bang gap left in the woods   his scent like teak wood light in the gray of his lash I still love him so   December 23, 2019…

Rolling Them Hot with Lisa King

Interview by Hermès Helena | December 6, 2019 La Calavera Magazine   So, how hot is it, right now, being Lisa King? It’s pretty hot! You have a lot going on—a published book of illustrated poetry, a new single by your band The Hot Place, and a full-length album following close behind. Are you a…

Dark Queens and Their Quarry-Available Everywhere October 31 on Amazon Prime

Available Everywhere October 31, Dark Queens and Their Quarry is the first collection of poems from Lisa King. As a lyricist and songwriter for Atlanta band The Hot Place, she is no stranger to creative wordplay. Influenced by the work of Robert Bly, Aleister Crowley, Carl Jung, and Joseph Campbell, Dark Queens is a seasonal journey, which addresses…

A Study in Green: Plant Needs and People Wants

by Lisa King | Saturday, January 6, 2019 I’m no stranger to gardening. I have kept enormous vegetable gardens and tended to sizable herb patches most all of my life. From the culinary fuzzy slipper garden by the back door, to an acre of field corn. But this year, after a plant keeping hiatus, at…

2018: This is the Strangest Life I’ve Ever Known

by Lisa King | Dec. 31, 2018 When I first discovered rock and roll, around age 5, my favorite band was The Doors. There was something oddly familiar about Jim Morrison’s croon, and I had a real attraction to the dark psychedelic image that the entire band portrayed in its photographs and on their album…

2019: What’s in the Cards?

by Lisa King | Sunday, December 30, 2018 Every year, in the space between Yuletide, or the Winter Solstice and New Year’s Day, I like to do a tarot reading, which will be an overview of the year to come. It’s a big reading, and it can be a little difficult to handle, because, well,…

2017: Taking the Reins of the Chariot

by Lisa King | Sunday, January 31, 2017   Comfort Zone? I lived 2017 and to some extent 2016 so far out of my comfort zone, that I’m now unsure where it even lies. That’s probably a good thing. I pulled a tarot card at the beginning of the year, The Chariot. Self-mastery. Taking the…

Thanks Given

Thanks Given by Lisa King | Wed. Nov. 22   Feathered blue, wisp over me. Strands of glitter-gold catch my eyelashes— A clean contentment settles over this house, as leaf-dusty drafts rattle the window screens.   Dog show parade, cinnamon, cardamom, clove— Booze and herb hang in the kitchen like a caravan on the move….

The Wild One and The Goddess: Gothic Triumph in The City of Athena

On tour with David J and The Hot Place in Athens, Georgia by Lisa King | Monday, July 24 (L to R) The Hot Place’s Lisa King, David J Haskins (of Bauhaus/Love and Rockets), and Jeff Calder (of the Swimming Pool Q’s), performing Mr. J’s song, “The Day that David Bowie Died” on the Rooftop…