TITLE: Kevin Young: Book Fest 07
SPEAKER: Kevin Young
EVENT DATE: 2007/09/29
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 28 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript (link will open in a new window)
Kevin Young in a presentation at the 2007 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
Speaker Biography: Kevin Young is the author of five poetry collections including "For the Confederate Dead" (Knopf, 2007). His first book, "Most Way Home", was selected for the National Poetry Series by Lucille Clifton, and later won the Zacharis First Book Prize from Ploughshares. He is also the recipient of the Paterson Poetry Prize for "Jelly Roll", which was a finalist for both the National Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Young's poetry and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, The Kenyon Review, Callaloo, and many other journals. He is also editor of several collections including the anthology, "Giant Steps: The New Generation of African American Writers", the Everyman's Library Pocket Poet anthologies titled Blues Poems and Jazz Poems . Young is the Atticus Haygood Professor of English and Creative Writing at Emory University and lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
SERIES: National Book Festival 2007