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DOUGLAS KEARNEY
The Teeth Are Sheet Music

February 17th, 2017
Palm Springs Art Museum

DOUGLAS KEARNEY
The Teeth Are Sheet Music
Multimedia Performance
Friday February 17, 2017 - 6 p.m.
Palm Springs Art Museum Lecture Hall

This is a free ticketed event. Please RSVP as space is limited - Palm Springs Art Museum Box Office 760-325-4490

Palm Springs Art Museum is proud to present award-winning poet Douglas Kearney who will present a multimedia performance entitled, The Teeth Are Sheet Music. Kearney’s work incorporates techniques ranging from hip-hop to concrete poetry, investigating tropes of masculinity, Afrofuturism, and clamorous silences with darkly comic results.

ABOUT DOUGLAS KEARNEY
Douglas Kearney’s collection of writing on poetics and performativity, Mess and Mess and (Noemi Press, 2015), was a Small Press Distribution Handpicked Selection that Publisher’s Weekly called “an extraordinary book.” His third poetry collec-tion, Patter (Red Hen Press, 2014) examines miscarriage, infertility, and parenthood and was a finalist for the California Book Award in Poetry. Cultural critic Greg Tate remarked that Kearney’s second book, National Poetry Series selection, The Black Automa-ton (Fence Books, 2009), “flows from a consideration of urban speech, negro spontaneity and book learning.” Someone Took They Tongues. (Subito Press 2016) collects several of his libretti, including one written in a counterfeit Afro-diasporic language. He was the guest editor for 2015’s Best American Experimental Writing (Wesleyan). He has received a Whit-ing Writer’s Award, residencies/fellowships from Cave Canem, The Rauschenberg Foun-dation, and others. His work has appeared in a number of journals, includ-ing Poetry, nocturnes, Pleiades, Iowa Review, Boston Review, and Indiana Review; and anthologies, including Best American Poetry, Best American Experimental Writing, Wide Awake: Poets of Los Angeles and Beyond, The Breakbeat Poets, and What I Say: Innova-tive Poetry by Black Poets in America. Raised in Altadena, CA