Kevin Young Book Signing

Event date: 
Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 7:00pm


WHO: Kevin Young
WHAT: Blue Laws Book Signing
WHEN: Tuesday, February 2, 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Carter Library

This event is free and open to the public.
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WHAT IT'S ABOUT :
The career of Kevin Young spans back twenty years, includes ten books of poetry, and features numerous national accolades in literature. Now, Young gathers the highlights in one book, Blue Laws: Selected & Uncollected Poems 1995-2015, which, in addition to his best published works features many uncollected and unpublished poems. From his stunning 1995 debut (Most Way Home) to his most recent lyrical journeys in Book of Hours (2014), this collection provides a grand tour of a poet whose personal poems and political poems are equally riveting, bold, and profound.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Kecin Young is the author of ten books of poetry, including Book of Hours, winner of the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize from the Academy of American Poets and a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Award; Ardency: A Chronicle of the Amistad Rebels, winner of a 2012 American Book Award; and Jelly Roll: A Blues, a finalist for the National Book Award. He is also the editor of The Hungry Ear: Poems of Food & Drink and seven other collections. His book The Grey Album: On the Blackness of Blackness won the Graywolf Nonfiction Prize, was a New York Times Notable Book and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism, and won the PEN Open Book Award. He is currently the Charles Howard Candler Professor of Creative Writing and English and curator of both Literary Collections and the Raymond Danowski Poetry Library at Emory University.

Event address: 
The Carter Library
453 Freedom Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30307