Writing Now Reading Series
**This event has been postponed.**
Kevin Young (2018 Katie Jacobson Writer in Residence): Young is the Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, newly named a National Historic Landmark, and is the Poetry Editor of The New Yorker. He is the author of eleven books of poetry and prose, most recently Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News, which was long listed for the national book award, as well as Blue Laws: Selected & Uncollected Poems 1995-2015 (Knopf, 2016), also longlisted for the National Book Award; Book of Hours (Knopf, 2014), a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award and winner of the Lenore Marshall Prize for Poetry from the Academy of American Poets; Ardency: A Chronicle of the Amistad Rebels (Knopf, 2011), winner of an American Book Award; and Dear Darkness (Knopf, 2008). His collection Jelly Roll: a blues (Knopf, 2003) was a finalist for both the National Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.