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Kevin Young Reading, part of the Lane Lecture Series

Photo credit Melanie Dunea

Part of the Lane Lecture Series

Kevin Young is the Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and is widely regarded as one of the leading poets of his generation. Young is also poetry editor at The New Yorker.

Also an editor, essayist, and curator, Young's ten books of poetry include: Blue Laws: Selected & Uncollected Poems 1995-2015 (Knopf, 2016), longlisted for the National Book Award; Book of Hours (Knopf, 2014); Ardency: A Chronicle of the Amistad Rebels (Knopf, 2011), winner of an American Book Award; Dear Darkness (Knopf, 2008); For the Confederate Dead (Knopf, 2007); Black Maria (Knopf, 2005); To Repel Ghosts ("Remix," Knopf, 2005); Jelly Roll: a blues (Knopf, 2003), a finalist for the National Book Award and Los Angeles Times Book Prize and winner of the Paterson Poetry Prize; and Most Way Home (William Morrow, 1995), winner of the National Poetry Series and the Zacharis First Book Award. His newest book of poetry is Brown (Knopf, April 2018).

Event Sponsor: 
Creative Writing Program
Contact Email: 
creative1@stanford.edu
Contact Phone: 
650-723-0011
April 15, 2019 -
8:00pm to 9:00pm
Bechtel Conference Center, Encina Hall

Free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations required.