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Kevin Young

Poetry

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20080208

In the second part of this interview with poet Kevin Young, he talks in-depth about his 2007 collection For the Confederate Dead, which reclaims the original meaning of a confederate as a companion.  He reads his tribute to Gwendolyn Brooks, another poet who preceded him from his hometown of Topeka, Kansas, and to another Midwestern poet, Langston Hughes. 

| Subject Matter: African-American Poets, Kansas, History | Interview Year: 2007 | Genre: Poetry |

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