Douglas Kearney has published seven poetry collections, including Sho (Wave 2021), Buck Studies (Fence Books, 2016), winner of the Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Award, the CLMP Firecracker Award for Poetry, and the California Book Award silver medal for 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.
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- “Buck,” “Promissorry Note,” “Borax*” “Static,” “Fire” (in Boundary2)
- "Manesology" (in LARB)
-"The Drifters After School" (in The New Republic)
-"Just Wanna Be Like" (in PEN America)
-"...Fox!" and "Sho" (in Poetry)
-"Everyday [I Gets]" and "Black Flight" (in Sewanee Review
-"Welter" (in Virginia Quarterly Review)
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