Tuesday, April 8, 2014
douglas kearney portrait
Douglas Kearney

The University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop will present a free reading by poet, performer, and librettist Douglas Kearney at 8 p.m., Monday, April 14, in the Frank Conroy Reading Room of the Glenn Schaeffer Library, adjacent to the Dey House.

Kearney’s second, full-length collection of poetry, The Black Automaton (2009), was Catherine Wagner’s selection for the National Poetry Series. Red Hen Press published Kearney’s third collection, Patter, in March. He has received fellowships at Cave Canem, Idyllwild, and others. His work has appeared in a number of journals, including Poetry, nocturnes, Pleiades, Callaloo, Fence, LA Review of Books, The Iowa Review, and The Ninth Letter.

His produced operas include Sucktion, Mordake, and Crescent City. Raised in Altadena, Calif., he lives with his family in California’s Santa Clarita Valley. He teaches at CalArts, where he received an Master of Fine Arts in Writing.

The Iowa Writers’ Workshop is a graduate program in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to attend this reading, call the Writers’ Workshop in advance at 319-335-0416.

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