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ACF Equity Study Group: Douglas Kearney on his award winning book Sho

April 14, 2022 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm CDT

ACF Board Member, poet, performer, and librettist; Douglas Kearney joins us for our April Equity Study Group to discuss his book, Sho, a National Book Award, Pen American, and Minnesota Book Award finalist. Join the conversation as we discuss his poetry and use of typography.

“Eschewing performative typography, Douglas Kearney’s Sho aims to hit crooked licks with straight-seeming sticks. Navigating the complex penetrability of language, these poems are sonic in their espousal of Black vernacular strategies, while examining histories and current events through the lyric, brand new dances, and other performances. Both dazzling and devastating, Sho is a genius work of literary precision, wordplay, farce, and critical irony. In his ‘stove-like imagination,’ Kearney has concocted poems that destabilize the spectacle, leaving looky-loos with an important uncertainty about the intersection between violence and entertainment.”

You can purchase Sho from the author’s site here.

This one-hour event begins at 4:30 PM Central Time

Register in advance for this event here.

If you require an interpreter, closed-captioning, or any other accommodations to fully engage, please contact Dameun Strange (dstrange@composersforum) at least 48 hours before the event.


April 14, 2022
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm CDT
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