Today's poem is "Uncles (Play)"

from New Letters

Kevin Young's books of poetry include For the Confederate Dead (Alfred A. Knopf, 2007), Black Maria (2005), Jelly Roll: A Blues (2003), To Repel Ghosts (2001), a finalist for the James Laughlin Award, and Most Way Home (Zoland Books, 1995), selected for the National Poetry Series and winner of the Zacharis First Books Award from Ploughshares. He also has edited the anthologies Blues Poems (Everymans Library, 2003), and Giant Steps: The New Generation of African American Writers (2000), as well a volume of selected poems by John Berryman for the Library of America. He has received the Stegner Fellowship in Poetry from Stanford University, as well as fellowships from Guggenheim, MacDowell Colony, and the National Endowment for the Arts. He is the Atticus Haygood Professor of English and Creative Writing and curator of the Raymond Danowski Poetry Library at Emory University, and he lives in Boston and Atlanta.

All the poems by Kevin Young that have appeared on Verse Daily:

Books by Kevin Young: For the Confederate Dead, Jazz Poems, Jelly Roll, Black Maria, Blues Poems, To Repel Ghosts, Most Way Home,

Other poems on the web by Kevin Young:
Two poems
Five poems with audio
Five poems
"Elegy, Father's Day"
"Ode to the Midwest"
"Everywhere Is Out of Town"

Kevin Young on Wikipedia.

About New Letters:
Poets in this issue: Willis Barnstone, Michael Blumenthal, Elaine Sexton, Kim Addonizio, Kevin Young, Adrienne Su, Mia Leonin, B.H. Fairchild, Michelle Boisseau, Mihaela Moscaliuc, David Ray, Rabindranath Tagore, Desmond Egan, Bill Christophersen, David Wagoner, Peter Balakian

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Other poems from New Letters in Verse Daily:
November 24, 2007:   "Watermelon" by Alice Friman
June 9, 2007:   "Aware of Angels" by Mark Jarman
February 20, 2007:   "The Deer" by Michael Chitwood
February 17, 2007:   "Nighties" by Maria Mazziotti Gillan
September 23, 2006:   "Aurora Borealis" by Mary Jo Salter
May 29, 2006:   "Quail" by Dore Kiesselbach
November 23, 2005:   "Migration" by Brian Swann
May 15, 2005:  "Water Walking Stick" Stuart Friebert
May 7, 2005:  "The Small Toe" Linda Hogan
January 12, 2005:  "Awaiting the Return Ferry" by Nance Van Winckel
January 10, 2005:  "How Else Today" by Albert Goldbarth
September 29, 2004:  "Of Unsent Letters, One" by Jill Osier
September 28, 2004:  "Go" and "Gone" by Mark Irwin
September 26, 2004:  "Houses Made Only of Entrance" by Abe Louise Young
September 24, 2004:  "After Eden" by Linda Pastan
May 16, 2004:  "Wild Things in a Dream" by Heather Ross Miller
January 21, 2004:  "With Two Camels and One Donkey" by Robin Becker
July 25, 2003:  "Meridian" by Mia Leonin
May 26, 2003:  "The Flag of My Disposition" by Elaine Sexton
April 14, 2003:  "On the Holy Friar Crossing a Suspension Bridge to Paradise" by Joanna Goodman
February 3, 2003:  "Passing Through the Shadows Of Great Buildings" by Nance Van Winckel
January 6, 2003:  "Bid Me Be the Bird" by Nance Van Winckel
September 26, 2002:  "The Sacrifice" by Jim Simmerman

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