Douglas Kearney is a poet, performer, and educator who lives in the San Fernando Valley. He has been a Cave Canem Fellow, a MAP Fund grantee, a Pushcart Prize nominee, and was honored by The Poetry Society of America as a new poet of note in 2007. His first full-length collection, Fear, Some, was published by Red Hen Press in 2006. Kearney’s work has also appeared in Callaloo, nocturnes, Performance Research, jubilat, and Ninth Letter. He has performed his poetry at New York City’s Public Theater, Los Angeles’ REDCAT, and Minneapolis’ Orpheum.