Douglas Kearney: Patter

Poet/performer/librettist Douglas Kearney’s second, full-length collection of poetry, The Black Automaton (Fence Books, 2009), was Catherine Wagner’s selection for the National Poetry Series. Red Hen Press will publish Kearney’s third collection, Patter, in March 2014. He has received fellowships at Cave Canem, Idyllwild, and others. His work has appeared in a number of journals, including Poetry, nocturnesPleiadesCallaloo, Fence, LA Review of Books, The Iowa Review, and The Ninth Letter. His produced operas include Sucktion,Mordake, and Crescent City. Raised in Altadena, CA, he lives with his family in California’s Santa Clarita Valley. He teaches at CalArts, where he received his MFA in Writing (04).

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When people in Los Angeles speak of unique poets who continue to push their work into experimental and new places, both challenging and rewarding the audience in new ways, the name Douglas Kearney always comes up.

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It is an exciting that Red Hen Press has released his new collection this month.

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IS, AIN’T from Douglas Kearney on Vimeo.

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