Kevin Young

Kevin Young is the author of eight books of poetry, most recently Book of Hours. Ardency: A Chronicle of the Amistad Rebels won a 2012 American Book Award and Jelly Roll: A Blues was a finalist for the National Book Award and winner of the Paterson Poetry Prize. He teaches at Emory University in Atlanta.
March 23, 2015

A poem from “Breaking Bread, a special section in the Spring 2015 issue on the dynamics of hospitality, exclusion, and food justice.

Look like last night
the light hardly wanted

to leave—it hung
round in the pines