Douglas Kearney and Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta
Douglas Kearney has published six books, most recently Buck Studies (Fence Books, 2016), winner of the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses’ Firecracker Award for Poetry and silver medalist for the California Book Award in poetry. BOMB magazine states 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 Publishers Weekly called “an extraordinary book.” Raised in Altadena, 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). Luboviski-Acosta, Matt Weathers and Carla Orendorff are founding members of strictlyyouth, a decolonized punk dance collective for people of color. With Elana Chavez, they are founding curators of the Cantil Reading Series. They have taught movement, filmmaking and radical play to anarchists and children. Luboviski-Acosta was raised in Los Angeles’ Eastside and now lives in San Francisco’s Mission District.
Photo of Douglas Kearney by Rafael Hernandez. Photo of Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta courtesy of Timeless, Infinite Light.