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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

In the Spotlight at NYTimes: Dark Room Collective May 27, 2014: Dark Room Collective is in the spotlight at NYTimes, where Jeff Gordinier pays tribute to the collective’s past and future. Late in 1987, two young poets made the trek to New York to attend the [...] by

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 [...] 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 [...] by