Kevin Young

Kevin Young
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Kevin Young

Kevin Young is the author of seven books of poetry and editor of eight others, including Jelly Roll: A Blues, a finalist for the National Book Award and Los Angeles Times Book Prize and winner of the Paterson Poetry Prize. His nonfiction book The Grey Album: On the Blackness of Blackness was a New York Times Notable Book for 2012, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism, and winner of the PEN Open Award. These poems appear in Book of Hours, forthcoming from Knopf in March 2014. He is currently Atticus Haygood Professor of Creative Writing and English and curator of Literary Collections and the Raymond Danowski Poetry Library at Emory University in Atlanta.

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