Douglas Kearney recieves a Whiting Writers Award, 2008

And We Shall March blog shared the news that Log Angeles poet, Douglas Kearney, just recieved one of the coveted 2008 Whiting Writers Awards, a $50,000 prize bestowed upon writers of exceptional talent and promise early in their careers. This is a major award and puts Kearney in the company of past recipients like Denis Johnson, Jorie Graham, Kim Edwards, William T. Vollman, Sarah Ruhl, Mark Doty, Jeffrey Eugenides, David Foster Wallace, and Colson Whitehead. Kearney is on a roll this year: he’s also one of the five poets in the country named a 2008 National Poetry Series winner for his upcoming book, The Black Automation, Coming out in 2009. Read More….