[PAST EVENT] Poet Kevin Young

November 10, 2011
7pm - 8:30pm
Muscarelle Museum of Art
611 Jamestown Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
A winner of numerous prizes and awards, Kevin Young is one of the most celebrated young poets writing in America today. He is the author of six books of poetry and is the editor of five others. His first book of poems, Most Way Home, was selected for the National Poetry Series by Lucille Clifton. His second book, To Repel Ghosts, a "double album" based on the work of the late artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, was a finalist for the James Laughlin Prize from the American Academy of Poets. His most recent book, Dear Darkness, won the Southern Independent Bookseller's Award in poetry and was featured on NPR and in The New Yorker as one of the best books of that year.