Poet Kevin Young returns to Emory for reading on Dec. 5

Published 11-22-2019

by Emory Libraries

Photo credit: Melanie Dunea

Poet and Emory University Distinguished Professor Kevin Young returns to the Emory campus for a reading from his most recent book, “Brown: Poems,” on Thursday, Dec. 5. A reception at 5:30 p.m. in the Rose Library will precede the reading at 7 p.m. in the Carlos Museum, where a book signing will follow.

Seating is limited, and attendees are asked to register at http://emorylib.info/kevinyoung.

Young, who served as curator of literary collections and the Raymond Danowski Poetry Library at the Rose Library for nine years, is the poetry editor of The New Yorker and the director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem. His other books include “Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News” (2017); “Blue Laws” (2016); “Book of Hours” (2014); “The Grey Album” (2012); “Jelly Roll” (2003), and the anthology “The Art of Losing” (2010).

The schedule on Dec. 5 is as follows:

5:30 – 6:30 pm: Reception in Rose Library
Emory’s Woodruff Library, 10th floor

7:00 – 8:00 pm: Poetry reading by Kevin Young
Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall

8:00 – 8:15 pm: Book signing
Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall

Parking is available in the Fishburne parking deck on the Emory University campus. For more information, please contact libraryevents@emory.edu or 404-727-7620.

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