geelovestowrite discovered a rising figure in the poetry community…

Kevin Young…

(born November 8, 1970) is an American poet and teacher of poetry. Young graduated from Harvard College in 1992.  His work is strongly influenced by Langston Hughes,  Emily Dickinson, John Berryman and  artist Jean-Michel Basquiat.  Young is currently the director of  the  Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.  He has written eleven books on poetry and has won various awards.  Young’s latest nonfiction novel, Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News  will be released November 2017.  The Washington Post deemed Young- “One of the most important poets of his generation.”

Young will also take on the role of Poetry Editor of The New Yorker in November 2017.

Some of his works are:

Blues Poems

Jazz Poems

Jelly Roll: a blues

Source: Wikipedia &  kevinyoungpoetry.com



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