Awards & Winners

Kevin Young

Date of Birth 08-November-1970
Place of Birth Lincoln
(Nebraska, United States of America, Area codes 402 and 531, Area code 402, Area code 531)
Nationality United States of America
Profession Teacher, Poet
Kevin Young is an American poet and teacher of poetry. Young graduated from Harvard College in 1992, held a Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University, and received his Master of Fine Arts from Brown University. While in Boston and Providence, he was part of the African-American poetry group, The Dark Room Collective. He is heavily influenced by the poets Langston Hughes, John Berryman, and Emily Dickinson and by the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat.

Awards by Kevin Young

Check all the awards nominated and won by Kevin Young.


Quill Award for Poetry
Honored for : For the Confederate Dead


Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada

Nominations 2003 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
National Book Award for Poetry Jelly Roll