Kevin Young's first book,Most Way Home, was selected for the National Poetry Series and won the Zacharis First Book Award from Ploughshares. His second book of poems,To Repel Ghosts, a "double album" based on the work of the late artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, was a finalist for the James Laughlin Prize from the Academy of American Poets. Young's poetry and essays have appeared inThe New Yorker,The Paris Review,The Kenyon Review, andCallaloo. He is editor of the anthologyGiant Steps: The New Generation of African American Writersand the forthcoming Everyman's Library Pocket Poet anthologyBlues Poems. A former Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford University, Young is currently Ruth Lilly Professor of Poetry at Indiana University. From the Hardcover edition.Young, Kevin is the author of 'Jelly Roll (A Blues)', published 2005 under ISBN 9780375709890 and ISBN 0375709894.