Douglas Kearney is the author several books of poetry including Fear, Some (2006); The Black Automaton (2009), and Quantum Spit (2010.) He has received a Whiting Writers Award, a Coat Hanger award and fellowships at Idyllwild and Cave Canem. He has been commissioned to compose poetry in response to art by the Weisman Museum in the Twin Cities, the Studio Museum in Harlem, FOCA and SFMOMA. Performances of Kearney's libretti have been featured in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York and Europe. He teaches at CalArts.