King is the author of four volumes of poetry: Antidotes for an Alibi (2005); I’m the Man Who Loves You (2007); Slaves to Do These Things (2009); and I Want to Make You Safe (2011). Her chapbooks include The People Instruments (2002); The Citizen’s Dilemma (2003); The Good Campaign (2006); and Kiss Me with the Mouth of Your Country (2007). King is at work on a book of interviews with poet Ron Padgett. Nominated for several Pushcart Prizes, King has received a MacArthur Scholarship for Poetry and was the 2007 “Poet Laureate of the Blogosphere.”
Currently, King co-edits esque magazine with Ana Božičević; Poets for Living Waters with Heidi Lynn Staples; and the Electronic Poetry Center’s Poetics List. She also moderates the Women’s Poetry Listserv (WOMPO) and the Goodreads Poetry! Group, and serves on the executive board of VIDA: Women in Literary Arts. She is a professor of English and creative writing at SUNY Nassau Community College.