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Dear Darkness
Poems
Written by Kevin Young


Format: Trade Paperback, 216 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: July 6, 2010
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-26442-8 (0-307-26442-4)

Las Vegas, Nashville, despair, the Midwest, “Bar-B-Q Heaven” and his family’s Louisiana home: these are the American places that Kevin Young visits in his powerful, heartfelt sixth book of poetry. Begun as a reflection on family and memory, Dear Darkness became a book of elegies after the sudden death of the... Read more >

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For the Confederate Dead

Written by Kevin Young


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 9, 2008
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-71141-1 (0-375-71141-4)

In this passionate new collection, Kevin Young takes up a range of African American griefs and passages. He opens with the beautiful “Elegy for Miss Brooks,” invoking Gwendolyn Brooks, who died in 2000, and who makes a perfect muse for the volume: “What the devil / are we without you?” he... Read more >

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Jazz Poems

Edited by Kevin Young


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: April 11, 2006
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4251-7 (1-4000-4251-8)

Ever since its first flowering in the 1920s, jazz has had a powerful influence on American poetry, and this scintillating anthology offers a treasury of poems as varied and vital as the music that inspired them.

From the Harlem Renaissance to the Beat Movement, from the poets of the New York... Read more >
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