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Kevin Young

Charles Howard Candler Professor of English and Creative Writing

Curator, Literary Collections and Raymond Danowski Poetry Library, MARBL (Manuscript, Archives, & Rare Book Library)

Creative Writing Program
537 Kilgo Circle, Room N202
Emory University
Atlanta, GA 30322 

404-712-9089 (Callaway Office)
404-712-2239 (Woodruff Library Office)
404-727-4672 (Fax)

Please send e-mail to Professor Young's graduate assistant, Aaron Goldsman.

Fall 2014 office hours: 

Monday 1-2 p.m.
and by appointment
876 Woodruff Library

Professor Young is the author of eight books of poetry, including Book of Hours, featured on NPR’s “Fresh Air with Terry Gross”; Ardency: A Chronicle of the Amistad Rebels, winner of a 2012 American Book Award; and Jelly Roll, a finalist for the National Book Award. Young’s The Grey Album: On the Blackness of Blackness, won the Graywolf Nonfiction Prize, was a New York Times Notable Book for 2012, a finalist for the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism, and won the PEN Open Award. He is also the editor of eight other collections, most recently The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton, edited with Michael S. Glaser. He is Emory’s Atticus Haygood Professor of Creative Writing & English and curator of Literary Collections & the Raymond Danowski Poetry Library.

Website: www.kevinyoungpoetry.com

Dream Boy

For the Confederate Dead

To Repel Ghosts

Mr. Universe

Jelly Roll

Winter Birds

Black Maria

Dream Boy

Most Way Home

Dear Darkness

The Art of Losing (editor)

Ardency: A Chronicle of the Amistad Rebels


The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton 1965-2010

The Hungry Ear: Poems of Food & Drink

Book of Hours







For the Confederate Dead has been featured on NPR and PBS' News Hour with Jim Lehrer.

To view the PBS News Hour with Jim Lehrer feature with Kevin Young, please click the link below:


An article about Kevin Young by John Kessler in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:


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