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  • Douglas Kearney has published eight books ranging from poetry to essays to libretti. His most recent book is a collection of talks he presented for the Bagley Wright Lecture Series titled Optic Subwoof (Wave Books, 2022). His most recent poetry collection, Sho (Wave Books, 2021), is a Griffin Poetry Prize and Minnesota Book Award winner, and a National Book Award, Pen America, Hurston/Wright, Kingsley Tufts, and Big Other Book Award finalist. He is the 2021 recipient of OPERA America’s Campbell Opera Librettist Prize, created and generously funded by librettist/lyricist Mark Campbell. Kearney is a 2022 McKnight Writing Fellow. A Whiting Writer’s and Foundation for Contemporary Arts Cy Twombly awardee with residencies/fellowships from Cave Canem, The Rauschenberg Foundation, and others, he teaches Creative Writing at the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities.


  • Reviews

    LA Review of Books, review-in-dialogue with Dean Rader and Victoria Chang

    NPR Review of Books, Ken Chen

  • Poems
    - “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)

  • Articles


    Interviews and Discussions

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