Kevin Young (Short) | Live Wire Radio
Kevin Young (Short)
Kevin Young
This episode was originally taped at a live show on April 27, 2016

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Kevin Young, acclaimed poet and poetry editor of The New Yorker, speaks on his writing process, the inspiration he gleaned from Prince, and the cross-section between hip hop and poetry in describing the black experience. Young also reads from his collection Blue Laws, including a poem about boxer Jack Johnson – the first black heavyweight champion.