Word Works: Kevin Young On Throwing Your Voice

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Hugo House says
One of today's best poets, Kevin Young will talk about voice, the perils of style, habit, and more, using his and other writers' work as a jumping-off point.

After the talk, the audience will have a chance to ask questions during a Q&A.

Kevin will also teach a Hugo House class: https://hugohouse.org/store/class/poems-of-praise-kevin-young/

Kevin Young is the author of eleven books of poetry and prose including Blue Laws: Selected & Uncollected Poems 1995-2015 (forthcoming 2016); Book of Hours, a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award and winner of the Lenore Marshall Prize from the Academy of American Poets; Ardency: A Chronicle of the Amistad Rebels; and Dear Darkness. His collection Jelly Roll: A Blues was a finalist for both the National Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Award or Poetry. Young’s nonfiction book The Grey Album: On the Blackness of Blackness won the Graywolf Nonfiction Prize and the PEN Open Award; it was also a New York Times Notable Book for 2012 and a finalist for the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism. He is the editor of several collections, most recently The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton, 1965-2010 and The Hungry Ear: Poems of Food and Drink. He is Charles Howard Candler Professor of Creative Writing & English and curator of Literary Collections & the Raymond Danowski Poetry Library at Emory University.

“Kevin Young is one of the most talented poets in the United States. With this new book, he should also become known as a major critic.” — San Francisco Chronicle, reviewing The Grey Album
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By: Hugo House

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