Monday, April 30, 2018

Recent coverage on Kevin Young

Back in November 2017, I wrote about the coverage of Kevin Young and his then new book. It was rare, I noted, for a poet to gain that level of attention. Well, here we are again, some months later, and Young has a new book, and there's more coverage.

A roundup:

• January 5: We have to Trust Our Punch - Ryan Krull - The Rumpus

• March 19: Brown - Publishers Weekly

• April 16: Scorching, Sophisticated Work From Two Leading Poets - Dwight Garner - New York Times

• April 16: "Nightstick [A Mural for Michael Brown]" - Kevin Young -

• April 17: Why Kevin Young's Brown poems are not only beautiful, but essential

• April 17: Kevin Young Strolls Through Black History - Karen R. Long - Anisfield-Wolf

• April 17: Kevin Young - Poetry Daily

• April 17: "Rumble in the Jungle" - Kevin Young - Poetry Daily

• April 17: Brown - L. Ali Khan - New York Journal of Books

• April 18: Poet will give a free reading in Wichita; he's kind of a big deal - Suzanne Perez Tobias - Wichita Eagle 

• April 22: Kevin Young Has Had Just About Enough of This Bullshit - Talmon Joseph Smith - Village Voice

• April 25: Kevin Young Examines All Things 'Brown' - Karen Grigsby Bates - NPR

• April 26: Poetry Collection Squints Hard at the Culture, in Pain and in JoyLuis Alberto Urrea - New York Times

• April 26: 10 New Books We Recommend This Week -  New York Times 

• April 26: Filtering American History Through a 'Brown' Lens - Karen Grigsby Bates - NPR

• April 26: Brown - Melanie Dunea - NPR

Tracy K. Smith and Kevin Young in the New York Times
Duos of poets -- Evie Shockley & Patricia Smith, Tracy K. Smith & Kevin Young -- in the news
Recent coverage on Kevin Young (2017)
Poetry News Coverage in 2011
Kevin Young

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