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New Yorker: Poetry Podcast

  • Campbell McGrath joins Kevin Young to discuss "Realism," by Czeslaw Milosz, and his own poem "The Human Heart" (July 2019).
  • Natasha Trethewey joins Kevin to read and discuss Charles Wright’s “Toadstools,” and her own poem “Repentance” (June 2019).
  • Safiya Sinclair joins Kevin to read and discuss Natalie Diaz’s poem “From the Desire Field” and her own poem “Gospel of the Misunderstood” (May 2019).
  • Rachel Eliza Griffiths joins Kevin to discuss “Rain Light,” by W. S. Merwin, and her own poem “Heart of Darkness” (April 2019).
  • Peter Balakian joins Kevin to read and discuss Theodore Roethke’s poem “In a Dark Time” and his own poem “Eggplant” (March 2019).
  • Craig Morgan Teicher joins Kevin to read and discuss Forrest Gander’s poem “Son,” and his own poem, also titled “Son” (February 2019).
  • Deborah Landau joins Kevin to read and discuss Anne Sexton’s poem “Little Girl, My Stringbean, My Lovely Woman” and her own poem “Solitaire” (November 2018).
  • Kaveh Akbar joins Kevin to read and discuss Ellen Bryant Voigt’s poem “Groundhog” and his own poem “What Use Is Knowing Anything If No One Is Around” (October 2018).
  • Nick Flynn joins Kevin to read and discuss Zoë Hitzig’s poem “Objectivity as Blanket” and his own poem “The King of Fire” (September 2018).
  • Catherine Barnett joins Kevin to read and discuss Szymborska’s poem “Maybe All This” and her own poem “Son in August” (August 2018).
  • Nicole Sealey joins Kevin to read and discuss Ellen Bass’s poem “Indigo,” and her own poem “A Violence” (July 2018).
  • Tiana Clark joins Kevin to read and discuss Natasha Trethewey’s poem “Repentance,” and her own poem “Nashville” (June 2018).
  • Kevin discusses Ada Limón and Natalie Diaz’s collaborative letter-writing project, “Envelopes of Air” (May 2018).
  • Marie Howe joins Kevin to read and discuss Lucie Brock-Broido’s poem “The American Security Against Foreign Enemies Act” and her own poem “The Star Market” (March 2018).
  • Meena Alexander joins Kevin to read and discuss Gerald Stern’s poem “Adonis” and her own poem “Kochi by the Sea” (February 2018).
  • Terrance Hayes joins Kevin Young to read and discuss Matthew Dickman’s poem “Fire” and his own poem “New York Poem” (January 2018).
  • David Lehman joins Kevin Young to read and discuss John Ashbery’s poem “Worsening Situation” and his own poem “Stages on Life’s Way” (December 2017).
  • Tracy K. Smith joins Kevin Young to read and discuss Dickman’s poem “Minimum Wage” and her own poem “Declaration” (November 2017).

Radio Interviews

Video Interviews

  • CNN includes Brown in its story, “The Inescapable Message of Black Storytelling in 2018” (December 2018).
  • Kevin participates in the grand finale of PBS’s The Great American Read (October 2018).
  • Kevin is featured in the “Heroes” episode of PBS’s The Great American Read (September 2018).
  • Kevin takes part in PBS’s The Great American Read, including an appearance in the opening sequence (September 2018).
  • Kevin is interviewed on PBS NewsHour (July 2018).
  • Trevor Noah interviews Kevin on The Daily Show (April 2018).
  • Kevin is interviewed on Book Lust with Nancy Pearl (December 2017).
  • Kevin visits the set of BuzzFeed’s “AM to DM” to talk about Bunk (November 2017).
  • Kevin is interviewed on PBS’s “Book View Now” while at the Miami Book Fair (November 2017).
  • Kevin speaks with NBC News about Moonlight director Barry Jenkins’s adaptation of James Baldwin’s If Beale Street Could Talk (July 2017).
  • Kevin appears on CBS This Morning to talk about James Baldwin and the Schomburg Center’s collection of Baldwin’s papers (July 2017).
  • C-SPAN Book TV interviews Kevin about Bunk (June 2017).
  • Kevin is a guest on CUNY TV’s Black in America (March 2017).
  • Kevin is interviewed on ABC’s Here and Now (February 2017).
  • PBS interviews Kevin during the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (February 2017).
  • Kevin reads from Book of Hours on the New York Times “Read Around” (March 2014).
  • Watch Kevin at the 2007 Library of Congress National Book Festival (2007).