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Kevin Young Biography and Poems

Kevin Young Biography and Poems. This is biographical information on Kevin Young, one of the best poets of all time. This biography page also provides a link to poems written by Young, as well as, a video biography...if available.

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Young, Kevin

Kevin Young (born 8 November 1970 Lincoln, Nebraska) is an American poet and teacher of poetry. Young graduated from Harvard College in 1992, was a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University (1992–1994), and received his MFA 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 the art of Jean-Michel Basquiat.. American poet and teacher

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