February 25, 2021 — Poets often compose poems that respond to other poems. Sometimes, these new poems make glancing allusions to their sources. Sometimes they may be ironic parodies, frustrated retorts, or extensions of the source's concerns and themes. In this reading/talk, hosted by the Studio City Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library, poet Douglas Kearney will share writing from Library of America's African American Poetry anthology that has inspired poetic response over time and distance.
Kearney is the author of six poetry collections, including Buck Studies (Fence Books, 2016), which won the Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Award and the CLMP Firecracker Award for Poetry.