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Kevin Young

Born: Nov 8, 1970

Birthplace: Lincoln

Profession: Teacher

Nationality: United States

Kevin Young

Date of Birth : Nov 8, 1970
Birth Place : Lincoln

Kevin Young is an American poet and teacher of poetry. Young graduated from Harvard College in 1992, held a Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University, and received his Master of Fine Arts from Brown University. While in Boston and Providence, he was part of the African-American poetry group the Dark Room Collective. He is heavily influenced by the poets Langston Hughes, John Berryman, and Emily Dickinson and by the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat.


  • Teacher
  • Poet

Awards Won

  • Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada
  • National Poetry Series
  • John C. Zacharis First Book Award
  • Quill Award for Poetry
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