Cave Canem at City of Asylum: Kevin Young

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On June 16, Cave Canem, in partnership with City of Asylum, presented a free reading in the Alphabet City Tent where Kevin Young read along with Evie Shockley and Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon.

Kevin Young is the author of eleven books of poetry and prose. A poet, editor, essayist, and curator from Topeka, Kansas, his numerous awards include the Paterson Poetry Prize for his poetry collection Jelly Roll: A Blues (2003), the 2015 Lenmore Marshall Prize for Book of Hours (2015), and the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize for The Grey Album (2012). He is currently a professor of English and Creative Writing at Emory University. In August 2016 he was named the new director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem.

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Sampsonia Way is an online magazine sponsored by City of Asylum/Pittsburgh that seeks to protect and advocate for writers who may be endangered, to educate the public about threats to writers and literary expression, and to create a community in which endangered writers thrive and literary culture is a valued part of life.

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