Errata

By Kevin Young b. 1970 Kevin Young
Baby, give me just
one more hiss

We must lake it fast
morever

I want to cold you
in my harms

& never get lo

I live you so much
it perts!

Baby, jive me gust
one more bliss

Whisper your
neat nothings in my near

Can we hock each other
one tore mime?

All light wrong?

Baby give me just
one more briss

My won & homely

You wake me meek
in the needs

Mill you larry me?

Baby, hive me just
one more guess

With this sing
I’ll thee shed

Kevin Young, "Errata" from Jelly Roll. Copyright © 2003 by Kevin Young. Used by permission of Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, a division of Random House LLC. All rights reserved.

Source: Jelly Roll (Alfred A. Knopf, 2003)

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Poet Kevin Young b. 1970

POET’S REGION U.S., Southern

Subjects Relationships, Arts & Sciences, Humor & Satire, Separation & Divorce, Love, Living, Music, Men & Women, Desire, Realistic & Complicated

 Kevin  Young

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Kevin Young was born in Lincoln, Nebraska. He studied under Seamus Heaney and Lucie Brock-Broido at Harvard University and, while a student there, became a member of the Dark Room Collective, a community of African American writers founded by Thomas Sayers Ellis and Sharan Strange. He was awarded a Stegner Fellowship from Stanford University, and later earned an MFA from Brown University. Three of Kevin Young’s books form what . . .

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SUBJECT Relationships, Arts & Sciences, Humor & Satire, Separation & Divorce, Love, Living, Music, Men & Women, Desire, Realistic & Complicated

POET’S REGION U.S., Southern

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