Library of Congress

National Book Festival

Poet and novelist Al Young has written more than 20 books, including his most recent collection of poetry, "The Sound of Dreams Remembered: Poems 1990-2000 "(Creative Arts Book, 2001). Since 1990, he has taught poetry and fiction writing at colleges and universities and lectured widely across the country and overseas. Among his numerous honors and awards are fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation, a Wallace Stegner Fellowship, a Fulbright Fellowship, the American Book Award, the Pushcart Prize and the PEN/USA Award. He lives in California, where he was recently named the state's poet laureate.

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Al Young