BIO

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Mignon Ariel King was born in Boston’s City Hospital in 1964.  Despite justifiable rumors to the contrary, the artist graduated from Girl’s Latin School/Boston Latin Academy.  She holds a Master of Arts in English degree from Simmons College (for women).  King is the publisher of Hidden Charm Press (HCP), the sister press of the online journal MoJo! and of Tell-Tale Chapbooks
(TTC)

Ms. King has been reading at open mics since 1998, sometimes singing Rock tunes.  Her autobiographical pentalogy (written in three genres from 1996-2010) is based on a lifetime spent in Greater Boston as a third-generation New Englander and former teacher.

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Mignon Ariel King Features at Stone Soup, March 10, 2014

Mignon Ariel King Features at Stone Soup, March 10, 2014

photo by chad parenteau
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Mignon Ariel King reading flash memoir from Extra MoJo! (HCP, 2013)   Dire Literary Series, Cambridge, MA – March 1, 2013

photo by teisha dawn twomey

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Making-Lionel-BPL2012Mignon Ariel King singing Lionel Ritchie tune from “Know It Sounds Funny” – from the manuscript of Words of Flight: poems of tribute 3. 
Boston National Poetry Month Festival, April, 2013.
photo by jack scully
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So, what am I working on right now?

CURRENTLY EDITING UPCOMING BOOKS BELOW.  CHECK Publications AND Features TABS FOR INFO/MORE PHOTOS.

POETRY
Words of Flight: poems of tribute 3 - sitting on publisher’s desk (aka seeking publication)
A City of Trees: poems of tribute 1 [the 2nd edition of the book formerly titled The Woods Have Words – seeking publication]
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MEMOIR
Dropping the Mask: non-Academic reflections of a womanist writer (HCP, Summer 2014?) -
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FICTION
Rosebud…and other small tales
(Tell-Tale Chapbooks, Summer 2015).
U.M.Ph.!  Prose Anthology
(Tell-Tale Chapbooks, Late 2014/Early 2015)
The best of U.M.Ph.! Prose issues 1-10, the former online journal)
Tell-Tale Inklings#1 
(Tell-Tale Chapbooks, Early 2015)
A print literary journal of character-study narratives.  Both prose poems and flash fiction are wanted.  SUBMIT FREE!
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WORKS IN PROGRESS
1. Ramshackled (novella)
2. “An Everlasting Itch for Things Remote” “* (a ‘found book’ of prose poems) a 132-poem synopsis of Moby-Dick.  I’m up to #68!!!)
3. Watermarks (poetry chapbook)
**from Moby-Dick by Herman Melville

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Whew!  Okay, I’m done referring to myself in third person, so FYI:

My first name is pronounced: MIN-yin, as in dominion. It’s German. It means “favorite.”  Kindly don’t tell me what it means in French; I’m a classically-trained scholar with two Master’s degrees.  I know how to google–and this ain’t Paris!  (No fooling.  People have sent me “helpful” e-mails.)

My middle name is “Ariel” –after an arguably androgynous sprite from Shakespeare’s The Tempest.