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 Orange Alert

Picture the upturned millipede, dead,
and see the streets of Altadena:
palm tree rows against the concrete, stiff
to the horizon.
There have been no birds big enough,
we are comforted, to pluck
the chitins from before our yards
and vanish
into the sun like dog-fighting MiGs.

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