Kevin Young

Kevin Young is the author of seven books of poetry, most recently "Ardency" and "Dear Darkness." His collection "For the Confederate Dead" won the Paterson Poetry Prize for Sustained Literary Achievement, and "Jelly Roll" was a finalist for the National Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. He is also the editor of six previous anthologies, including "The Best American Poetry 2011"; "The Art of Losing"; and "Blues Poems and Jazz Poems," from the "Everyman's Library Pocket Poets"...See more