Included here are several selections of Basil reading his own writing and a 22-minute short film Mirage based on Basil King’s book of the same title produced by Miles Joris-Peyrafitte and Nicole Peyrafitte.


A Virtual Event: Studio Visit & Reading – Basil King and Martha King – January 2021. Produced by Local Knowledge.


Mirage Trailer – Produced by Miles Joris-Peyrafitte and Nicole Peyrafitte


Showings of Mirage:

Anthology Film Archives, NYC – premiere with a day-long program “The Paintings and Poetics of Basil King” produced by the Friends of Basil King, September 22, 2012

Beverly Film Festival, Beverly, MA – November 9, 2012

Three showings in England as part of the program
“Black Mountain Trace” with readings and talks by Martha and Basil King – 2013
University of Kent, Canterbury
University of Sussex, Brighton
Brookes Oxford, Oxford

The Veg Box, Canterbury, 2013

Walker Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN, 2015

Black Mountain College Museum and Arts Center, Asheville NC, 2016

House Party – from the Poetry Project at St. Marks, New York – 2021 –a digital program instituted during the Covid emergency

Basil King’s Readings Archive

PennSound Center for Programs in Contemporary Writings 
(links to mp3’s of readings)


Basil King Reads Victorian Times and After