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  • For Doubleday's "Two Writers Talking" series, Kevin and Robin Coste Lewis discuss the role poetry plays in difficult moments in our history, moderated by Well-Read Black Girl founder Glory Edim (November 2020).
  • Kevin introduces the New York Public Library's event about Malcolm X, for The Harry Belafonte Black Liberation Speaker Series (October 2020). 
  • Kevin reads Robert Hayden's poem "Those Winter Sundays" for Library of America's Lift Every Voice Project (October 2020). 
  • NY1 speaks to Kevin about reading habits and libraries in the time of coronavirus (August 2020).
  • Rare Books School hosts Kevin in conversation with Brian Cassidy, Julie Nelson Davis, and Nick Wilding (July 2020).
  • OPEN BXRx speaks to Kevin about the Schomburg Center's Black Liberation Reading List (July 2020).
  • PBS NewsHour interviews Kevin for their special, "America in Black and Blue 2020" (June 2020).
  • Macleans Live hosts Kevin in conversation with Carol Anderson, author of One Person, No Vote (June 2020).
  • Kevin reads his poetry at the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference (August 2019).
  • 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).