About the Author
Kevin Young is the author of three previous collections of poetry and the editor of Library of America’s John Berryman: Selected Poems,
Everyman’s Library Pocket Poets anthology Blues Poems,
and Giant Steps: The New Generation of African American Writers
. His most recent book, Jelly Roll: A Blues
, was a finalist for the National Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and won the Paterson Poetry Prize. A recent Guggenheim Foundation Fellow, Young is currently Ruth Lilly Professor of Poetry at Indiana University.
Kevin Young’s Jelly Roll
is available in Knopf paperback.From the Hardcover edition.