Harriet Reading Series: Douglas Kearney

Harriet Reading Series: Douglas Kearney : Foundation Events

Friday, Sep 23, 7:00PM

Poetry Foundation
61 West Superior Street

Free admission on a first-come, first-served basis; pre-register  

The Harriet Reading Series will feature readings and presentations by “Craft Work” and “Open Door” writers from the Poetry Foundation’s blog, Harriet. “Craft Work” regularly features poets, editors, and translators writing in detail about their work, while “Open Door” reports on events and community organizations around the world. Poet, performer, librettist, and “Craft Work” contributor Douglas Kearney inaugurates this bi-monthly reading series.

Douglas Kearney’s poems touch on politics, African-American culture, and contemporary music, among other themes. He describes the nontraditional layout of his poems as “performative typography.” The author of Fear, Some and The Black Automaton, a finalist for the Pen Center USA Literary Award in poetry, Kearney teaches courses in African American poetry, opera, and myth at California Institute of the Arts. A reception will follow his reading.

Douglas Kearney’s Craft Work posts

Educators: Reserve a block of five or more seats for students, on Friday, September 23.

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