Afrofuturism (Blanche says, “Meh”)

By Douglas Kearney Douglas Kearney

After Lauren Halsey and Mike Demps

Editor’s Note: This poem is part of a larger portfolio, “Freedom of Shadow: A Tribute to Terry Adkins.” The rest of the related work can be found in the September 2014 issue of Poetry.

Source: Poetry (September 2014).


This poem originally appeared in the September 2014 issue of Poetry magazine

September 2014
 Douglas  Kearney


Poet, performer, and librettist Douglas Kearney grew up in Altadena, California. He received his BA from Howard University and his MFA from the California Institute of the Arts, and is also a graduate and fellow of Cave Canem.
In the Los Angeles Times, poet David St. John observed, “What Doug’s articulating is the fragmentation of the self and sensibility that you see prominently in T.S. Eliot and The Waste Land. He’s at the . . .

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