• SHO By Douglas Kearney
  • SHO By Douglas Kearney
  • SHO By Douglas Kearney
  • SHO By Douglas Kearney
  • SHO By Douglas Kearney
  • SHO By Douglas Kearney

SHO By Douglas Kearney

178 x 229mm, 104 pages, black and white printing, perfect bound, 2021

Eschewing performative typography, Douglas Kearney’s Sho aims to hit crooked licks with straight-seeming sticks. Navigating the complex penetrability of language, these poems are sonic in their espousal of Black vernacular strategies, while examining histories and current events through the lyric, brand new dances, and other performances. Both dazzling and devastating, Sho is a genius work of literary precision, wordplay, farce, and critical irony. In his “stove-like imagination,” Kearney has concocted poems that destabilize the spectacle, leaving looky-loos with an important uncertainty about the intersection between violence and entertainment.

Published by

Wave Books

Regular price £14.00