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About Kevin Young

Kevin Young's first book, Most Way Home, was selected for the National Poetry Series and won the Zacharis First Book Award from Ploughshares. His second book of poems To Repel Ghosts, a "double album" based on the work of the late artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, was a finalist for the James McLaughlin Prize from the Academy of American Poets. Poems in this issue are from Jelly Roll: A Blues, forthcoming from Knopf in spring 2003. A former Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford University, he is currently the Ruth Lilly Professor of Poetry at Indiana University.

Kevin Young - Four Poems

Open City #16 - I wait, I wait, 121