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September 23-26, 2008

Douglas Kearney

Douglas Kearney is a poet, performer and teacher. His poetry has appeared in journals including Callaloo, nocturnes, jubilat, Gulf Coast, as well as several anthologies. He has written and performed for a number of audio recordings as well as for television. A featured performer at venues across the country, including the New York Public Theater, the Orpheum in Minneapolis, Locus Arts in San Francisco and the World Stage in Los Angeles, Kearney has received commissions from the Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis and the Studio Museum in Harlem to create poetry in response to art installations. His first full-length collection of poetry—Fear, Some— was published by Red Hen Press in October 2006.

[extracted from 2008 festival brochure]


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