Dicko King was born at the old Carney Hospital in South Boston, and raised in St. Margaret’s parish in Dorchester during the last of the grand and mythical eras presided over by tribes of feral children—when adventures could be had beyond the watchful eyes of a mother or father, and despite strictures and wounds inflicted by priest or nun. Dicko’s poems have appeared out of nowhere, some of them published in Prime Number, Cactus Heart, Portland Review, and Straylight. He is a finalist for The Louise Bogan Award.
Grace Cavalieri of Washington Independent Review of Books features a review of Dicko King’s Doggerland in her list of July 2015 Exemplars. Cavalieri writes, “This is a genuine touch of Ireland from every side with the poet as historian, storyteller, and wit at its epicenter.”
Doggerland received a terrific review in Kirkus Reviews, who called Dicko King’s award-winning debut a “tremendous volume of poems that will illuminate and linger.” Read the full review here!