Atlanta poet Kevin Young wins poetry prize for ‘Book of Hours’

FEBRUARY 25 2014 ATLANTA A portrait of poet and Emory professor Kevin Young, in the Emory Woodruff Library Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library (MARBL) Tuesday, February 25, 2014. The photo will run alongside a feature story profiling Young and exploring his soon-to-be-published volume of poetry "Book of Hours." KENT D. JOHNSON / KDJOHNSON@AJC.COM

Kevin Young KENT D. JOHNSON / KDJOHNSON@AJC.COM

Emory University poet Kevin Young has won the 2015 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize for “Book of Hours,” his collection of poems about the loss of his father and the birth of his son. The Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize recognizes the most outstanding book of poetry published in the United States in the previous calendar year.
Young is the Charles Howard Candler Professor of English and Creative Writing at Emory University, and curator of literary collections and of the Raymond Danowski Poetry Library at Emory’s Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL).

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