Discipline: Literature – poetry

Kevin Young

Discipline: Literature – poetry
Region: Decatur, GA
MacDowell fellowships: 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2013

Kevin Young is the author of eleven books of poetry and prose and director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. His nonfiction book THE GREY ALBUM was a finalist for the National Book Critics Award in criticism and recently won the PEN Open Book Award. He worked on finishing another book of essays. Young became poetry editor of The New Yorker in November 2017.



Kevin Young worked in the Kirby studio.

Erected in memory of Sarah L. Kirby, who had left a bequest to MacDowell, this studio was the first — and remains the only — brick building on the grounds. Built by local mason Augustus Beaulieu, the load-bearing masonry walls rest on a fieldstone foundation. The design of the boxlike building is simple and compact…

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