Douglas Kearney


Biography of Douglas Kearney

Douglas Kearney poet

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.

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The Poet as Setting

The jolt that comes to bones inside a tumbled streetcar

is what the painter considers as she strokes her-
self into story. There is less to the jolt that

comes as he shuts his eyes before the monitor, save

what he imagines—a lightning bolt, a god tapping
the shoulder. He imagines the sky swelling

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