||An author and lecturer of international reputation and a renowned leader in education, he was Assistant Director-General in charge of Education in England, his native land. Beginning in 1943, he was an official in the British Council, serving in Europe, Persia, and Pakistan. From 1971-1996 he taught English at Brigham Young University, and served as an associate director of the Honors Program. |
Also a poet, the principal influences on his poetry were I. A. Richards, T. S. Eliot, Yeats, Laura Riding, Rilke, and above all, Andrew Marvell. Besides his poetry he has published books and articles on sixteenth and seventeenth century literature and English as a foreign language. King has contributed numerous articles to BYU Studies, Dialogue, and various LDS Church magazines.