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Kevin Young Celebrates Gwendolyn Brooks in Topeka June 12, 2017: This weekend, poet and soon-to-be New Yorker poetry editor, Kevin Young visited Topeka, Kansas in order to present the keynote at Brooksfest, a festival commemorating the centennial of Gwendolyn [...] by

Kevin Young Will Lead The New Yorker’s Poetry Section March 16, 2017: Yesterday, The New Yorker announced that this fall the magazine’s poetry editor, Paul Muldoon, will pass the torch to poet Kevin Young, who currently serves as Director of the Schomburg Center [...] by

2016’s Best Poetry: A Washington Post Round-Up November 18, 2016: Elizabeth Lund’s list of the year’s best poetry includes many authors familiar to readers of these pages, including Solmaz Sharif and C.D. Wright. She begins the list with Monica [...] by

National Book Awards Longlist for Poetry Announced September 13, 2016: Today, the New Yorker takes a look at the longlist in the poetry category for the National Book Awards. The list is a mix of established poets and emerging poets, with Donika Kelly and Solmaz [...] by

Congratulations to Kevin Young: Named New Director of NYC’s Schomburg Center August 2, 2016: Hurray! Congratulations are in order for poet, scholar, and curator of rare books at Emory University Kevin Young, who will become the Schomburg Center’s new director. The internet is abuzz [...] by

A Visit to Kevin Young’s Home Office April 4, 2016: The New York Times’s “A Writer’s Room” series opens the doors to readers’ favorite living authors’ “toolsheds.” What work environments do contemporary [...] by

Washington Post’s February ‘Must Reads’ List Features Kevin Young, Jennifer Grotz, & Dana Gioia February 10, 2016: Elizabeth Lund’s “Best Poetry Books for February” list (“It’s not just about love poetry”—whew, thank goodness!) delves into Kevin Young’s recent Blue [...] by

Kevin Young Is the Winner of the 2015 Lenore Marshall Prize September 17, 2015: As we made mention of earlier, Kevin Young is the recipient of this year’s Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize for his new collection: Book of Hours. More: Emory University poet Kevin Young has won [...] by

‘If you can’t be free, be a mystery’: Billie Holiday, Rita Dove, and Jazz Elegies at Paris Review July 21, 2014: At Paris Review, Chantal McStay considers jazz elegies, specifically in Rita Dove’s poetry that explores the life, legacy—and sound—of Billie Holiday. This past Thursday marked the 55-year [...] by

A Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge with Poets House June 16, 2014: This year’s Poetry Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge—an annual benefit for New York City’s Poets House—nearly didn’t happen at all. The weather reports had been grim, “foretelling” (as [...] by