|May 8, 2002|
Poet Kevin Young talks and reads at Union College
Schenectady, N.Y. (May 8, 2002) – Poet Kevin Young will give a talk and read from his works on Thursday, May 16, at 7 p.m. in Arts 215 at Union College.
Sponsored by the English Department as part of Prof. Ed Pavlic's poetry seminar, Young's talk is free and open to the public.
Young is a "younger" black poet whose books have won numerous awards. His new book of "blues love poems" is forthcoming with Knopf this year.
Lucille Clifton selected his first book, Most Way Home, for the National Poetry Series in 1995. His second, To Repel Ghosts, is a "double-album set" devoted to the life and works of painter Jean Michael Basquiat.
Young studied at Harvard and held a Wallace Stenger Fellowship at Stanford. Since then, he has taught at the University of Georgia and Indiana University. He is a fellow in the DuBois Institute at Harvard.