Poetry Matters features Douglas Kearney

DOWNEY – The next edition of Poetry Matters at Stay Gallery next Thursday, Aug. 14, will feature Douglas Kearney, whose second full-length collection of poetry, “The Black Automaton” (Fence Books, 2009) was Catherine Wagner’s selection for the National Poetry Series. Kearney’s poems carry the power and vitality of modern America, “all the while re-inventing what the poetic line is capable of bearing and baring. Completely and un-ironically alive with genuine feeling, these are poems that are not afraid to say and show how we matter to one another.”

The presentation contains adult language and themes.

Poetry Matters is free and open to the public. Doors open at 7 p.m. and an open mike begins at 7:30.



Published: Aug. 7, 2014 - Volume 13 - Issue 17