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Author: Douglas Kearney

Douglas Kearney's Patter (Red Hen Press, 2014) was a finalist for the California Book Award in Poetry. THE BLACK AUTOMATON (Fence Books, 2009) was a National Poetry Series selection. Most recently he is the author of BUCK STUDIES (Fence Books, 2016), SOMEONE TOOK THEY TONGUES (Subito Press, 2016), and MESS AND MESS AND (Noemi Press, 2015). He has received a Whiting Writer's Award and residencies/fellowships including Cave Canem and The Rauschenberg Foundation. Two of his operas, Sucktion and Crescent City, have received grants from the MAP Fund. Sucktion has been produced internationally. Crescent City premiered in Los Angeles in 2012. His work has appeared in Poetry, NOCTURNES, Iowa Review, Boston Review, What I Say: Innovative Poetry by Black Writers in America, Best American Poetry, and Best American Experimental Writing. Raised in Altadena, CA, he lives with his family in Santa Clarita. He teaches at CalArts, where he received his MFA in Writing (04).

The Black Automaton
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The Black Automaton

Fence Books

Poetry. African American Studies. Winner of the National Poetry Series, selected by Catherine Wagner. From ambivalent animals thriving after Katrina to party chants echoing in a burning city, THE BLACK AUTOMATON troubles rubble, cobbling a kind of l...

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Buck Studies
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Buck Studies

Fence Books

Poetry. African & African American Studies. Winner of the Silver Medal for the 2017 California Book Award in Poetry. BUCK STUDIES is a massive informational architecture of masteries and murders: tellings and re-tellings; legends, myths, sacred and ...

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Mess And Mess And
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Mess And Mess And

Noemi Press

Poetry. African & African American Studies. Douglas Kearney writes, "If my writing makes a mess of things, it's not to flee understanding, but to map (mis-)understanding as a verb." The map's guide is MESS AND MESS AND, in which Kearney defines the ...

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Someone Took They Tongues
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Someone Took They Tongues

Subito Press

Poetry. Music. "Kearney's collection of opera libretti explodes with verbal inge-nuity, graphically lunging out at us like Marvel Comics sound effects meets Italo-Futurist cut-up. Stuck in a domestic cell or a tenement, his characters bust out in so...

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