Poetry Reading: Douglas Kearney with Yona Harvey

Please help us welcome Douglas Kearney to Women & Children First in celebration of his newest book Sho. Kearney will be joined by Yona Harvey, author of You Don't Have to Go to Mars for Love. Register for this event via our Crowdcast page.  

Douglas Kearney is a poet, performer, and librettist who has published seven books that bridge thematic concerns such as politics, African-American culture, masks, the Trickster figure, and contemporary music. His most recent collection, Sho, aims to hit crooked licks with straight-seeming sticks. Kearney is also the author of Buck StudiesMess and Mess and, and Patter. He has received a Whiting Writer’s Award, was named a Notable New American Poet by the Poetry Society of America, and has been awarded fellowships from Cave Canem and The Rauschenberg Foundation. Raised in Altadena, CA, he lives with his family a little west of Minneapolis, MN and teaches creative writing at the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities.

Yona Harvey is the author of You Don’t Have to Go to Mars for Love and Hemming the Water, winner of the Kate Tufts Discovery Award.  She contributed to Marvel’s World of Wakanda and co-authored with Ta-Nehisi Coates Black Panther and the Crew. Her website is yonaharvey.com.

Please note: due to Crowdcast limitations, closed captioning will be available via Women & Children First's Youtube channel following the event. 

Event date: 
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 7:00pm
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Sho By Douglas Kearney Cover Image
ISBN: 9781950268153
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Wave Books - April 6th, 2021

You Don’t Have to Go to Mars for Love By Yona Harvey Cover Image
ISBN: 9781945588563
Published: Four Way Books - September 8th, 2020

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