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Kevin Young is the author of a previous book of nonfiction, The Grey Album: On the Blackness of Blackness, which won the PEN Open Book Award, was recognized as a New York Times Notable Book, and named a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism. He is the author of eleven mostra'n més books of poetry, including Brown and Blue Laws: Selected Uncollected Poems 1995-2015. Young is the director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and poetry editor for the New Yorker. mostra'n menys
Crèdit de la imatge: Author Kevin Young at the 2017 Texas Book Festival. By Larry D. Moore, CC BY-SA 4.0,

Obres de Kevin Young

The Art of Losing (2010) — Editor; Col·laborador — 199 exemplars
African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song (2020) — Editor — 174 exemplars
Jelly Roll (2003) 149 exemplars
Jazz Poems (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets) (2006) — Editor — 109 exemplars
Blues Poems (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets) (2003) — Editor — 102 exemplars
Brown: Poems (2018) 98 exemplars
The Best American Poetry 2011 (2011) — Editor — 86 exemplars
Book of Hours: Poems (2014) 73 exemplars
Dear Darkness (2008) 66 exemplars
The Hungry Ear: Poems of Food and Drink (2012) — Editor/Contributor — 63 exemplars
For the Confederate Dead (2007) 61 exemplars

Obres associades

The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race (2016) — Col·laborador — 853 exemplars
Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry (2003) — Col·laborador — 770 exemplars
180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day (2005) — Col·laborador — 365 exemplars
Tales of Two Americas: Stories of Inequality in a Divided Nation (2017) — Col·laborador — 178 exemplars
The Best American Poetry 2005 (2005) — Col·laborador — 176 exemplars
The Best American Poetry 2008 (2008) — Col·laborador — 135 exemplars
The Best American Poetry 2009 (2009) — Col·laborador — 133 exemplars
John Berryman: Selected Poems (2004) — Editor — 99 exemplars
The 100 Best African American Poems (2010) — Col·laborador — 97 exemplars
The Best American Poetry 2017 (2017) — Col·laborador — 95 exemplars
Legitimate Dangers: American Poets of the New Century (2006) — Col·laborador — 87 exemplars
The Best American Poetry 2012 (2012) — Col·laborador — 83 exemplars
Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series (2015) — Col·laborador — 75 exemplars
The Best American Poetry 2019 (2019) — Col·laborador — 57 exemplars
McSweeney's Issue 50 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern) (2017) — Col·laborador — 53 exemplars
The Best American Poetry 2021 (2021) — Col·laborador — 46 exemplars
American Poets in the 21st Century: The New Poetics (2007) — Col·laborador — 37 exemplars
The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South (2007) — Col·laborador — 33 exemplars
Gathering Ground: A Reader Celebrating Cave Canem's First Decade (2006) — Col·laborador — 30 exemplars
This Is the Honey: An Anthology of Contemporary Black Poets (2024) — Col·laborador — 27 exemplars
Kara Walker: Dust Jackets for the Niggerati (2013) — Col·laborador — 19 exemplars
Vinegar and Char: Verse from the Southern Foodways Alliance (2018) — Col·laborador — 5 exemplars


Coneixement comú



From Kirkus: "A charming exploration of children’s special relationship with nature."
BackstoryBooks | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Apr 4, 2024 |
This book was very long, and it took me a very long time to finish. It definitely had interesting parts and ideas, but it was also extremely tedious. The author is most certainly knowledgeable and a gifted writer, but he likes to hear his own voice a bit too much. He could use much more editing. I would have preferred to read a 50-page essay on the topic and would have gotten just as much information. Plus, I could have avoided the word salad that ended up allowing the otherwise interesting thesis to get lost.

The ideas of how race, racism, and other cultural themes intertwine with hoaxes, liars, plagiarism, forgery, and more is provocative. He dives deeply into many instances historically and how culture has played a role in who, when, how, and why people choose to hoax or fake or bend the truth. The problem I experienced was that he dove so deeply and neglected to give the reader an oxygen tank. I was left drowning in all of the text. While he did make me chuckle at his word play occasionally, it mainly felt like he was writing for himself rather than trying to reach out and take the journey together.
… (més)
Carlie | Hi ha 9 ressenyes més | Oct 27, 2023 |
Across a turbulent history, from such vital centers as Harlem, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, and the Bay Area, Black poets created a rich and multifaceted tradition that has been both a reckoning with American realities and an imaginative response to them. Capturing the power and beauty of this diverse tradition in a single indispensable volume, African American Poetry reveals as never before its centrality and its challenge to American poetry and culture. - from the publisher
PendleHillLibrary | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Oct 13, 2023 |
An interesting book that I'm not sure earned its full page count (500+ in the print edition, I read an ebook from the library). The overall thesis is that hoaxes and fake news are built on an otherized foundation, usually racial but sometimes religious or other minority culture. The idea is that we're more willing to be fooled by "weird stuff" from cultures we consider "weird" to begin with—a fine assertion, and one I think is probably even true—but I was expecting this book more to be about the people who perpetrate hoaxes, not the, idk, sociology of hoaxes.… (més)
JhoiraArtificer | Hi ha 9 ressenyes més | Mar 31, 2023 |



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