David King Virginia Poet


This Side of Forever is the narrative of the loss of a wife and the accompanying grief of her spouse. On January 20, 2010, Donna King suffered a massive heart attack in her sleep. Attempts to revive her by the author and emergency medical technicians failed. In language laced withs searing, original imagery, the author relates the progress of his mourning for three months after her death. Without pandering to pity of sentiment, he traces the psychological journey from the deathbed to memories of their thirty-six-year marriage. Read More...

De Profundis is a series of poems exploring the author’s progression in Fahr’s Disease in both literal and figurative effects. The series of one-hundred-four poems represent the intense mental challenges of coming to terms with this disease. The book focuses on raw emotions and the effects of denial, anger, bargaining, despair, and acceptance of this incurable and inoperable disorder. The series of poems employs strong imagery, reflections from childhood, references to nature, and unique imagery to present the author’s internal dialogue of despair and reconciliation. Read More...

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