Multiple-award winning poet Kevin Young reads from his new book Book of Hours tonight at the Carter Presidential Library and Museum Theater. Young’s eighth poetry collection finds him at a personal place, chronicling his grief following the death of his father, his sense of wonder following the birth of his son, and the echoes that pass between one event and the other.
WABE’s Lois Reitzes sat down with Kevin Young to talk about the book and the life events that led him to write it.
Extended version of interview that aired Monday, April 7, 2014
Kevin Young is Atticus Haygood Professor of Creative Writing and English at Emory.
Bonus: Kevin Young reads his poem “Solace”.'Solace,' read by Kevin Young
Bonus: Kevin Young reads his poem “Mercy”.'Mercy,' read by Kevin Young