This week on Sprouts we celebrate poetry month by hearing from the Poet from the Library of Congress and poet Alan King. Alan is an author, poet, and journalist who lives in the D.C. metropolitan area. He writes about art and domestic issues on his blog at http://alanwking.com. In addition to teaching at Duke Ellington School of the Arts, he’s also the senior program director at the D.C. Creative Writing Workshop, a Cave Canem fellow, and VONA alumnus. Alan is currently a Stonecoast MFA candidate, and has been nominated twice for a Best of the Net selection. He is also a Pushcart Prize nominee. Drift (Aquarius Press, 2012) is his first book.