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Kevin Young

Poetry

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20071012

Poet Kevin Young, influenced by both film noir and jazz, uses cinematic and musical elements when crafting his books of poetry that prominently feature African-American historical figures and themes. The author of five books of poetry and the editor of  four other collections, Young talks about and reads from his 2007 book, For the Confederate Dead, as well as his earlier collections, To Repel Ghosts and Jelly Roll, winner of the Paterson Poetry Prize and a finalist for the National Book Award.

| Subject Matter: African-American Poets, Kansas, History, Jazz, Film Noir | Interview Year: 2007 | Genre: Poetry | Awards: Paterson Poetry Prize, Finalist for the National Book Award |

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