Poetry.LA Video Interview Series - Season 2 New segments posted thru Dec.
Host: Mariano Zaro
Douglas Kearney -- dynamic on stage, innovative on the page -- describes his evolution in both areas and discusses his hallmark "performative typography." Kearney's poetry collections include Patter (2014), The Black Automaton (2009), chosen for the National Poetry Series, and Fear, Some (2006). His work has appeared in several anthologies, including The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South (2007), Spoken Word Revolution Redux (2007), and Dark Matter: Reading the Bones (2005). Named a Notable New American Poet by the Poetry Society of America, his other honors include a Whiting Writers' Award and commissions for new work from Minneapolis's Weisman Art Museum and New York's Studio Museum. Kearney, who is also an opera librettist, teaches at CalArts.