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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