Douglas Kearney


Douglas Kearney
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Douglas Kearney is an American poet.

He graduated from California Institute of the Arts, with an MFA. His work has appeared in Callaloo, Nocturnes, Jubilat, Gulf Coast.

He teaches at California Institute of the Arts. more »

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Alameda Street

for Deshawn, Eric, Dallas, Jerome & Lerone
We brown boys
play
stick games,
say
nicknames
like BIG D, EVIL E;
and conjure Knievel
with jigsawed dirt bikes
and sewer curbs
for asphalt launch pads.
We all sweat
to know flight
for just
a minute.

We brown boys,
hair
all knaps,
wear
ballcaps'
broken brims. Broken rims
from hungry slamdunks,
pro-ball pipe dreams
over...

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