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Douglas Kearney

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Obres de Douglas Kearney

Patter (2014) 23 exemplars
Sho (2021) 21 exemplars
The Black Automaton (2009) 20 exemplars
Buck Studies (2016) 18 exemplars
Fear, some (2006) 16 exemplars
Mess And Mess And (2015) 8 exemplars
Optic Subwoof (2022) 5 exemplars
Someone Took They Tongues (2016) 3 exemplars
Anthem (collapsing) (2001) 1 exemplars
Starts Spinning 1 exemplars

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Dark Matter: Reading the Bones (2005) — Col·laborador — 202 exemplars
African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song (2020) — Col·laborador — 176 exemplars
The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop (2015) — Col·laborador — 172 exemplars
Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry (2009) — Col·laborador — 115 exemplars
The Best American Poetry 2015 (2015) — Col·laborador — 97 exemplars
The Best American Poetry 2014 (2014) — Col·laborador — 81 exemplars
Of Poetry and Protest: From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin (2016) — Col·laborador — 55 exemplars
The Best American Poetry 2020 (2020) — Col·laborador — 42 exemplars
The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South (2007) — Col·laborador — 34 exemplars
The Golden Shovel Anthology: New Poems Honoring Gwendolyn Brooks (2017) — Col·laborador — 17 exemplars
Furious Flower: Seeding the Future of African American Poetry (2019) — Col·laborador — 14 exemplars
Bearden's Odyssey: Poets Respond to the Art of Romare Bearden (2017) — Col·laborador — 11 exemplars
Ghost Fishing: An Eco-Justice Poetry Anthology (2018) — Col·laborador — 9 exemplars
Poetry Magazine Vol. 204 No. 5, September 2014 (2014) — Col·laborador — 5 exemplars


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In this collection Kearney is largely looking at the African-American experience from the inside. Some may not be specific to African-Americans--the poems reflect American experience--but it all fits together.

Most of these I did not really get. References to movies and TV, music, the usual of poets referencing other poets. He uses a lot of word play, so understanding can be complicated. You have to get the references to know what he is talking about, let alone how it fits.

My favorite is "Eulogy for a Pair of Kicks", which is funny and clever, and I understood. I suspect most of these poems are this clever if you catch his references. Here we have wordplay on different types of shoes, different parts of shoes, uses of shoes, advertising of different brands. "It's gotta be the—!"… (més)
Dreesie | Jan 24, 2022 |
Kearney's Buck Studies refashions and expands the methods and aims of his earlier work, his talents for collage and performative disruption and vision regarding the black male experience is sorely needed in a post-Trayvon world that mainstreams white supremacy. This is a mature and realized collection that is confrontational but musical, somber and ecstatic by turns and some of the best output yet from Kearney.
poetontheone | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Jun 16, 2018 |
"Buck Studies" is "a potent cocktail of political anger and radical formal experimentation.”

Review available at the New York Journal of Books:
kswolff | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Jan 30, 2017 |
Kearney's poetry collection breaks out of form with song, humor, and unflincihing interrogation. While referencing dead, white Modernists like Elliot and Pound, he overturns paradigms and works ravenously and disjointedly experiments with font, space, and form (or formlessness) in order to articulate the his emotional and intellectual insights on black experience.. A fearless and innovative poetics investigating black consciousness.
poetontheone | Sep 7, 2016 |


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