My newest collection, Buck Studies, is out now! Brer Rabbit takes the Via Dolorosa, Stagger Lee finds himself in Herakles’ Labors, artists’ journal meets violent pastoral, and more!
Absurdity marries intellect here while a frenetic melancholy embraces the ceaseless nature of historical despair. And yet, we still encounter humor, perverse and sprung from chaos.–Ruth Ellen Kocher
An upper level seminar where the Black “I” staggers, revealing absence beyond absence, the compromised subject, one injured yet never inured.–The Black Took Collective
Here is a trailer for Buck Studies, my new poetry collection out with Fence Books.(Trailer by Kwesi Wade Johnson )
Thanks to Amaranth Borsuk for the shout!
///OCT. 18 Tucson, AZ
3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
That Briar Sureshot: Applied Messpoetics
Politics & the Senses Series
University of Arizona
(Second Floor, Southwest)
///OCT. 20 Tucson, AZ
9:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
Fodder aka Them Loud-Assed Colored Silences
Theater at Poetry Center (Rubel Room)
///NOV. 02 Cambridge, MA
The New Vocarium: A Reading with Tracie Morris
Woodberry Poetry Room
Edison Newman Room, Houghton Library
///NOV. 08 Pittsburgh, PA
Black Futures: Poets Honor Thaddeus Mosley
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
650 Schenley Drive
My “essay” collection, Mess and Mess and, is out now! It is a part of Noemi Press’s Infidel Poetics Series and features writing about the Negrotesque, Eye Weather, Grunt Syntax, and more.
Mess and Mess and is Miss Ann’s apocalypse, Amos ‘n’ Andy’s undermanumission, Douglas Kearney’s antimassapiece.—Fred Moten
Kearney creates his own methods for naming and theorizing not just creative process but the experience of art and utterance as a relationship with the various phenomena of living, dying and getting free.—Tisa Bryant
Plus, coming in April 2016, a collection of opera libretti—Someone Took They Tongues. (Subito Press).
Aaaaaand, in July 2016, a new poetry collection from Fence Books, Buck Studies.
REVIEW: “The Stutter” (Video Installation), LA Weekly
REVIEW: Buck Studies, The Fanzine
REVIEW: Buck Studies, tripwire
REVIEW: Buck Studies, BOMB Magazine
REVIEW: Buck Studies, New York Journal of Books
REVIEW: Someone Took They Tongues., decomP
REVIEW: Mess and Mess and, Publisher’s Weekly (Starred Review)
INTERVIEW: Solstice Magazine with Danielle Legros Georges
INTERVIEW/DISCUSSION: The People (Kearney and Tisa Bryant) with Matthew Timmons and Ben White
INTERVIEW: Poetry L.A. with Mariano Zaro
INTERVIEW: Post No Ills with Abdul Ali
INTERVIEW: Weekend Edition (NPR) with Rachel Martin
REVIEW/INTERVIEW: Patter, Anthony Fife, Poetry Matters
REVIEW: Patter, Amaranth Borsuk, Lana Turner
REVIEW: Patter, Scout
REVIEW: Patter (one of Some Vital Books from 2014), Arielle Greenberg, American Poetry Review
REVIEW: Patter, Diana Arterian, Coldfront
REVIEW: Patter, Stefanie Wortman, Monkeybicycle
REVIEW: Patter, Wesley Rothman, American Microreviews and Interviews
REVIEW: Patter, Timothy, Hazel & Wren
REVIEW: Patter, Sean Singer, The Rumpus
REVIEW: Patter, Luke Fidler, The Economy
REVIEW: Patter, Mike Sonksen, LA Letters
NEWS: Kearney and Anne LeBaron’s opera, Crescent City, received great reviews! Here’s a word or two from The LA Times
NEWS: Kearney’s second book, The Black Automaton is still moving strong. Discussed recently in the The Huffington Post, American Poetry Review and Callaloo.
NEWS: Douglas Kearney wins a Whiting Writers’ Award. Here’s a link to a feature story in the LA Times.
Below are some links to reviews of The Black Automaton.
REVIEW: Ruth Ellen Kocher/About A Word
REVIEW: Kevin Killian/ Amazon.com
REVIEW: Evan J Peterson/The Rumpus
REVIEW: Micah Ling/Tarapaulin Sky
REVIEW: Vanessa Place/The Constant Critic
REVIEW: Ed Skoog/On the Seawall
REVIEW: Jeff Brandt/Inkfist
REVIEW: Jeffrey Cyphers Wright/The Brooklyn Rail
Here’s a link to a review of Fear, Some.
REVIEW: Michael Parker/Oranges & Sardines
Check out several great minds playing with fire! Oh, and Douglas does some “essay-map” thing.