Visiting Writers Series: Douglas Kearney Reading

Date: Thursday, September 14, 2017
Time: 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location: Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center
Cost: Free

Categories: College of Arts & Sciences, Lectures and Speakers

Douglas Kearney has published six books, most recently, Buck Studies (Fence Books, 2016), winner of the CLMP Firecracker Award for Poetry and silver medalist for the California Book Award (Poetry). Amaud Jamaul Johnson writes: “Seriously, a marvel. I recommend entering Buck Studies at midnight, only after listening to Public Enemy’s Fear of a Black Planet on repeat, skimming Pindar, Uncle Remus and the Bible, and eating at least two bowls of Count Chocula.”

Kearney’s collection of writing on poetics and performativity, Mess and Mess and (Noemi Press, 2015), was a Small Press Distribution Handpicked Selection that Publisher’s Weekly called “an extraordinary book.” Raised in Altadena, CA, he lives with his family in the Santa Clarita Valley and teaches at CalArts.

Contact Info: Rebecca Brown, rrbrown1@crimson.ua.edu, 3305031675

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