Verse Like Water, the visiting poet program of Central Lakes College, presents American poet Kevin Young at noon on Friday, April 28 in the Chalberg Theatre, CLC Brainerd campus. The event is free and open to the public.
Young is one of the leading writers of his generation. He has written 13 books of prose and poetry, and is widely acknowledged as being one of the finest poets in the country. As southerner, Young loves to write about food, family, friends, and how complex and challenging it is to be a black man in contemporary America. He is the poetry editor of New Yorker Magazine, and he is also the Director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.
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