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The Extreme Emotional Territory of Kevin Young’s Book of Hours March 12, 2014: Craig Morgan Teicher reviews Kevin Young's new book, Book of Hours (Random House 2014), for NPR. (Disclaim! Find an excerpt here.) "In a kind of poetic daybook or diary, Young tracks his unfolding emotions in the aftermath of his father's death, and, in a separate set of sequences, narrates his growing anticipation in the months leading up to, [...] by

Kevin Young on Fresh Air March 6, 2014: His recent visit coincided with the publication of his newest book of poems, Book of Hours. In Book of Hours, Kevin Young reacts to his son's birth and his father's death. Listen to Young's conversation with Fresh Air's Terry Gross at NPR. We'll excerpt a few interview highlights here. Look forward to listening! On his poem "Charity," [...] by

Poets Gather to Remember Seamus Heaney November 13, 2013: The New York Times reports on the ongoing remembrances and events celebrating Seamus Heaney, who died in August at the age of 74. When Seamus Heaney died in August, at 74, he was hailed as a poet of unusual grace and humility, an ambassador for poetry whose reach stretched far beyond the rural Ireland of his most famous verse. And [...] by

Writing Poetry about Art April 12, 2013: I’m a member of the tribe who likes to write poetry about art. The first moment of ekphrastic poetry we have comes from Homer when he halts the battle action in The Illiad to describe the stunning Shield of Achilles. The most well-known ekphrastic poem is of course Keats’s “Ode on a Grecian Urn,” in which he uses the fabulously-named term, [...] by

Yahoo! Commissions Alternative Inaugural Poems January 21, 2013: If you haven't been able to get enough of all the inaugural poem hoopla (we certainly haven't had our fill yet!) then surf over to Yahoo! News for five other inaugural poems by the likes of James Tate, Paul Muldoon, Brenda Shaughnessy, Kevin Young, and James Franco. What's it all about? This: Surveying the short history of presidential [...] by

Hungry for Poetry? October 22, 2012: If you are, you might want to check out The Hungry Ear, Kevin Young's latest poetry anthology of food and drink. Dwight Garner offers this review over at the New York Times, where he provides the upshots of the anthology: The good news about “The Hungry Ear,” edited by Kevin Young, the talented, prolific and sometimes sloppy poet, [...] by

The Dark Room Collective reunites May 3, 2012: The Washingtonian covers the most anticipated poetry reunion of the year, that of The Dark Room Collective. Abdul Ali reports that the group collectively rocked the house at a recent reading at the Folger Library: The evening felt more like a church service or a rock concert than a poetry reading. Pews were filled to capacity as each [...] by

Kansas City Star’s New “On Poetry” Column Reviews Jordan Stempleman, Kevin Young, and others March 27, 2012: KU basketball ain't the only thing going for Kansas right now. And we must note new poetry sections in newspapers! So good on you, Kansas City Star. Written by former Kansas Poet Laureate Denise Low, the paper's new column, aptly called "On Poetry," currently features reviews of Jordan Stempleman, Kevin Young, Albert Goldbarth, and Heid [...] by

The Grey Album Drops March 16, 2012: Kevin Young's first book of nonfiction is reviewed over at the New York Times Books. Dwight Garner tells us this marvelous mashup is "Equal parts blues shout, church sermon, interpretive dance, TED talk, lit-crit manifesto and mixtape..." and "...an ambitious blast of fact and feeling, a nervy piece of performance art." Garner goes on to [...] by

Rap doesn’t define hip hop, but should its anthology? November 15, 2010: In a form like hip hop, where stylistic differentiation, competition, and the pursuit of precision advance the craft at such a rapid pace that whole genres and sub-genres will emerge and evolve into something else before the end of this post, there will never be a definitive or undisputed record. What's not in dispute, according to Kevin Young in [...] by