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Author: Douglas Kearney

Douglas Kearney has published six collections, including SHO (Wave Books, 2021), BUCK STUDIES (Fence Books, 2016), winner of the Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Award, the CLMP Firecracker Award for Poetry, and California Book Award silver medalist (Poetry). M. NourbeSe Philip calls Kearney's collection of libretti, SOMEONE TOOK THEY TONGUES (Subito, 2016), "a seismic, polyphonic mash-up." Kearney's MESS AND MESS AND (Noemi Press, 2015), was a Small Press Distribution Handpicked Selection that Publisher's Weekly called "an extraordinary book." He has received a Whiting Writer's Award, a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Cy Twombly Award for Poetry, residencies/fellowships from Cave Canem, The Rauschenberg Foundation, and others. Kearney teaches Creative Writing at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and lives in St. Paul with his family.

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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Wave Books

Poetry. African & African American Studies. Eschewing performative typography, Douglas Kearney's SHO aims to hit crooked licks with straight-seeming sticks. Navigating the complex penetrability of language, these poems are sonic in their espousal of...

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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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