2017 Thomas Wolfe Lecture: Kevin Young
Author of Blue Laws: Selected & Uncollected Poems 1995-2015, Dear Darkness (2008), and Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News, a forthcoming book of non-fiction.
Incoming Poetry Editor of The New Yorker
Director of The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
“Poetry [is] the daily thing. The dirt. It is an everyday, not an occasionally.” – Kevin Young