Douglas Kearney

Faculty, MFA in Writing Program


Poet/performer/librettist Douglas Kearney's third poetry collection, <em>Patter</em> (Red Hen Press, 2014) examines miscarriage, infertility, and parenthood. Cultural critic Greg Tate remarked that Kearney’s second book, National Poetry Series selection, <em>The Black Automaton</em> (Fence Books, 2009), “flows from a consideration of urban speech, negro spontaneity and book learning.” He has received residencies/fellowships from Cave Canem, The Rauschenberg Foundation, and others. His work has appeared in a number of journals, including <em>Poetry</em>, <em>nocturnes</em>, <em>Pleiades</em>, <em>Iowa Review</em>, <em>Boston Review</em>, and <em>Callaloo</em>. Raised in Altadena, CA, he lives with his family in California's Santa Clarita Valley. He teaches at CalArts.


Sharpened Visions: A Poetry Workshop

Sharpened Visions: A Poetry Workshop