The award-winning “lively and excellent collection” (Los Angeles Times) about the South and its legacy, about African-American griefs and passages, from the author of Jelly Roll and Black Maria, a poet who has “set himself apart from his peers with his supple, variable, blues-inflected lines” (Publishers Weekly).
KEVIN YOUNG is the Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and was recently named poetry editor for The New Yorker. He is the author of eleven books of poetry and prose, including Blue Laws: Selected & Uncollected Poems… More about Kevin Young
Paperback | $18.00
Published by Knopf Sep 09, 2008| 176 Pages| 6 x 9| ISBN 9780375711411
“Young reminds us that freedom has not been realized for everyone, but his vigorous and appealing voice encourages the hope that we may continue to understand and appreciate one another’s perspectives and dialects.” —Phoebe Pettingell, The New Leader
“Heartfelt bluntness . . . Rich with unfettered honesty . . . A confederation of losses, continuing Young’s exploration of African-American culture and history in musical form: Jazz and blues spoken here.” —Katie Peterson, Chicago Tribune