Highlight video clips: Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta reads an unpublished poem beginning "Soon I will fall to the ground..." | Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta reads an unpublished poem beginning "I, an intellectual..." | Douglas Kearney reads "That Loud-Assed Colored Silence: Protest" | Douglas Kearney reads "About Ghosts, after Charlottesville, but before it too, shit"
Full program video: Douglas Kearney and Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta: September 21, 2017
These two outstanding poet-performers converged at The Poetry Center. This event was free and open to the public.
Douglas Kearney has published six books, most recently, Buck Studies (Fence Books, 2016), winner of the CLMP Firecracker Award for Poetry and silver medalist for the California Book Award (Poetry). BOMB says Kearney “remaps the 20th century in a project that is both lyrical and epic, personal and historical.” Kearney’s collection of writing on poetics and performativity, Mess and Mess and (Noemi Press, 2015), was a Small Press Distribution Handpicked Selection that Publisher’s Weekly called “an extraordinary book.” Raised in Altadena, CA, he lives with his family in the Santa Clarita Valley and teaches at CalArts.
Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta is an artist, doula, and the author of The Easy Body (Timeless, Infinite Light, 2017). Along with Matt Weathers and Carla Orendorff, they are a founding member of strictlyyouth, a decolonized punk dance collective for people of color who've aged out of the non-profit savior industrial complex; and with Elana Chavez, they are a founding curator of the Cantil Reading Series. They have taught movement, filmmaking, and radical play to anarchists and children. Luboviski-Acosta was raised in Los Angeles's Eastside, and now lives in San Francisco's Mission District.