Application Deadline, Feb. 21 2019

Application Deadline
Feb. 21 2019

Lift Every Voice by Kevin Young

Coming in September 2020

Limited edition copy of Kevin Young’s anthology of African American poetry, “250 Years of Struggle & Song.”

Lift Every Voice by Kevin Young

Coming in September 2020

Limited edition copy of Kevin Young’s anthology of African American poetry, “250 Years of Struggle & Song.”

Kevin Young

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Author of 11 books and editor of eight others, Kevin Young has been a winner of a Guggenheim Fellowship as well as a finalist for the National Book Award. Young has held positions as a professor at Emory University and curator of Emory’s Raymond Danowski Poetry Library, as well as Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at the New York Public Library.

Kevin Young

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Author of 11 books and editor of eight others, Kevin Young has been a winner of a Guggenheim Fellowship as well as a finalist for the National Book Award. Young has held positions as a professor at Emory University and curator of Emory’s Raymond Danowski Poetry Library, as well as Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at the New York Public Library.

The Poets

These are just a few of the amazing poets to be featured on our website next month. Take a glance at each of these amazing poets to learn more.

Paul Laurence Dunbar

Paul Laurence Dunbar

Paul met Frederick Douglass, who quickly became Dunbar’s mentor and employer, during the Chicago World’s Fair(World’s Colombian Exposition) in 1893.

Pauli Murray

Paul Laurence Dunbar

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Margaret Walker

Paul Laurence Dunbar

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Margaret Walker

Paul Laurence Dunbar

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Langston Hues

Paul Laurence Dunbar

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Paul Laurence Dunbar

Paul Laurence Dunbar

Paul met Frederick Douglass, who quickly became Dunbar’s mentor and employer, during the Chicago World’s Fair(World’s Colombian Exposition) in 1893.

The Poets

These are just a few of the amazing poets to be featured on our website next month. Take a glance at each of these amazing poets to learn more.

Paul Laurence Dunbar

Paul Laurence Dunbar

Paul met Frederick Douglass, who quickly became Dunbar’s mentor and employer, during the Chicago World’s Fair(World’s Colombian Exposition) in 1893.

Pauli Murray

Paul Laurence Dunbar

Lorem ipsum, or lipsum as it is sometimes known, is dummy text used in laying out print, graphic or web designs so you can see how this section will look once filled.

Margaret Walker

Paul Laurence Dunbar

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Margaret Walker

Paul Laurence Dunbar

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Langston Hues

Paul Laurence Dunbar

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Paul Laurence Dunbar

Paul Laurence Dunbar

Paul met Frederick Douglass, who quickly became Dunbar’s mentor and employer, during the Chicago World’s Fair(World’s Colombian Exposition) in 1893.

Library Of America, in partnership with the Schomburg Center For Research In Black Culture, presents Lift Every Voice, a nationwide celebration of the 250-year-long African American poetic tradition.

COMING FALL 2020: African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song, a definitive new Library of America anthology edited by poet and Schomburg Center Director Kevin Young.

2020–2021: Free public events in New York City, Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Kansas City,
and at public institutions around the country. Watch this space for details.

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Library of America is a nonprofit organization that champions the nation’s cultural heritage by publishing America’s greatest writing in authoritative new editions and providing resources and public programming enabling people to explore this rich, living legacy.

Lift Every Voice is directed by Library of America in partnership with the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the Academy of American Poets, the National Book Foundation, Cave Canem, The Poetry Foundation, the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics (CAAPP), and public libraries, arts organizations, and bookstores in all fifty states. Major funding is provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and Emerson Collective.

Library of America is a nonprofit organization that champions the nation’s cultural heritage by publishing America’s greatest writing in authoritative new editions and providing resources and public programming enabling people to explore this rich, living legacy.

Lift Every Voice is directed by Library of America in partnership with the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the Academy of American Poets, the National Book Foundation, Cave Canem, The Poetry Foundation, the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics (CAAPP), and public libraries, arts organizations, and bookstores in all fifty states. Major funding is provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and Emerson Collective.

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