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The latest installment of the yearly anthology of contemporary American poetry that has achieved brand-name status in the literary world.
By Kevin Young (editor)

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9781439181508 | Scribner, September 20, 2011, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: The latest installment of the yearly anthology of contemporary American poetry that has achieved brand-name status in the literary world.

Paperback:

9781439181492 | Scribner, September 20, 2011, cover price $16.00

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Product Description: Is violence an intrinsic component of contemporary sport? How does violence within sport reflect upon the attitudes of wider society? In this landmark study of violence in and around contemporary sport, Kevin Young offers the first comprehensive sociological analysis of an issue of central importance within sport studies...read more

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9780415549943 | Routledge, January 10, 2012, cover price $150.00 | About this edition: Is violence an intrinsic component of contemporary sport?

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9780415549950 | Routledge, December 5, 2011, cover price $53.95 | About this edition: Is violence an intrinsic component of contemporary sport?

Las Vegas, Nashville, despair, the Midwest, “Bar-B-Q Heaven” and his family’s Louisiana home: these are the American places that Kevin Young visits in his powerful, heartfelt sixth book of poetry. Begun as a reflection on family and memory, Dear Darkness became a book of elegies after the sudden death of the poet’s father, a violent event that silenced Young with grief until he turned to rhapsodizing about the food that has sustained him and his Louisiana family for decades. Flavorful, yet filled with sadness, these stunningly original odes—to gumbo, hot sauce, crawfish, and even homemade wine—travel adeptly between slow-cooked tradition and a new direction, between everyday living and transcendent sorrow.As in his prizewinning Jelly Roll, Young praises and grieves in one breath, paying homage to his significant clan—to “aunties” and “double cousins” and a great-grandfather’s grave in a segregated cemetery—even as he mourns. His blues expand to include a series of poems contemplating the deaths of Johnny Cash, country rocker Gram Parsons, and a host of family members lost in the past few years. Burnished by loss and a hard-won humor, he delivers poems that speak to our cultural griefs even as he buries his own. “Sadder than / a wedding dress / in a thrift store,” these are poems which grow out of hunger and pain but find a way to satisfy both; Young counts his losses and our blessings, knowing “inside / anything can sing.”

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9780307264343 | 1 edition (Alfred a Knopf Inc, September 9, 2008), cover price $26.95 | About this edition: Las Vegas, Nashville, despair, the Midwest, “Bar-B-Q Heaven” and his family’s Louisiana home: these are the American places that Kevin Young visits in his powerful, heartfelt sixth book of poetry.

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9780307264428 | 1 edition (Alfred a Knopf Inc, July 6, 2010), cover price $18.00

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Product Description: The award-winning “lively and excellent collection” (Los Angeles Times) about the South and its legacy, about African-American griefs and passages, from the author of Jelly Roll and Black Maria, a poet who has “set himself apart from his peers with his supple, variable, blues-inflected lines” (Publishers Weekly)...read more

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9780307264350 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, January 9, 2007, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Explores a variety of African-American themes in a selection that includes 'Elegy for Miss Brooks,' a tribute to the late Gwendolyn Brooks, as well as works on Lionel Hampton, Jim Crow, a lynching, and the legacy of the Confederacy.

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9780375711411 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, September 9, 2008, cover price $18.00 | About this edition: The award-winning “lively and excellent collection” (Los Angeles Times) about the South and its legacy, about African-American griefs and passages, from the author of Jelly Roll and Black Maria, a poet who has “set himself apart from his peers with his supple, variable, blues-inflected lines” (Publishers Weekly).

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Product Description: Traceable as far back as the work of the path-breaking Chicago School of Sociology in the 1920s and 1930s, subculture and counterculture have long been conceptual staples of the discipline. Implemented originally to designate and describe smaller, often deviant or delinquent, groups within larger social communities, the terms gained pace in their use in mid-twentieth century criminological research, and especially with the development of Cultural Studies in the United Kingdom in the 1970s, where they became widely used to describe processes of social class-based opposition, resistance and protest...read more

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9780762312931 | Jai, June 12, 2008, cover price $113.99 | About this edition: Traceable as far back as the work of the path-breaking Chicago School of Sociology in the 1920s and 1930s, subculture and counterculture have long been conceptual staples of the discipline.

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A new collection of poetry by the author of the critically acclaimed Jelly Roll journeys into the world of film noir as he captures the adventures of a private eye called A.K.A. Jones and ingenue-turned-femme fatale Delilah Redbone and their encounters with The Killer, The Hack, The Director, The Gunsel, The Champ, and The Snitch, among others. Reprint.

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9780375710506 | Reprint edition (Alfred a Knopf Inc, March 20, 2007), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: A new collection of poetry by the author of the critically acclaimed Jelly Roll journeys into the world of film noir as he captures the adventures of a private eye called A.

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9780805983227 | Red Lead Pr, February 28, 2007, cover price $22.00

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Product Description: This thoroughly revised collection examines a wide range of gender related issues, all of which contribute to a larger body of knowledge about how gender operates as a key factor in the way sport is played, organized, and funded in Canada.
By Philip White and Kevin Young (editor)

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9780195419870 | 2 edition (Oxford Univ Pr, November 9, 2006), cover price $55.00 | About this edition: This thoroughly revised collection examines a wide range of gender related issues, all of which contribute to a larger body of knowledge about how gender operates as a key factor in the way sport is played, organized, and funded in Canada.
9780195413175 | Oxford Univ Pr, August 1, 1999, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: Gender is proving an important key for understanding the culture of sports.

A compelling treasury of poetry inspired by the aethetic principles of jazz music and its performers captures the rhythms and energy of jazz in the workds of Langston Hughes, William Carlos Williams, e. e. cummings, Frank O'Hara, Gwendolyn Brooks, Charles Simic, Rita Dove, Mark Doty, Yusef Komunyakaa, Ntozake Shange, and C. D. Wright. 12,500 first printing.
By Kevin Young (editor)

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9781400042517 | Everymans Library, April 11, 2006, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: A treasury of poetry inspired by the aethetic principles of jazz music and its performers captures the rhythms and energy of jazz in the words of such authors as Langston Hughes, William Carlos Williams, Frank O'Hara, Gwendolyn Brooks, Charles Simic, andRita Dove.
9781841597546 | Gardners Books, March 2, 2006, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: Ever since its first flowering in the 1920s, jazz has had an influence on American poetry, and this anthology offers a collection of jazz poems.

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Product Description: The Olympic Games have become a subject of major importance to students, academics, sports bodies, politicians, urban planners, and the public at large. The Olympic Rings are among the most recognised symbols in the world, and there are few other cultural phenomena that attract such a significant following in the popular media or such widespread support among the nations of the world...read more
By Kevin B. Wamsley (editor) and Kevin Young (editor)

Hardcover:

9780762311811 | Jai, January 20, 2006, cover price $120.99 | About this edition: The Olympic Games have become a subject of major importance to students, academics, sports bodies, politicians, urban planners, and the public at large.

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A collection of poetry that integrates the rhythms of jazz chronicles the dynamic work and brief life of Jean-Michel Basquiat, revealing the artist's rise to success, his struggle with both fame and heroin, his untimely death, and his influential legacy. Original.

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9780375710230 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, September 27, 2005, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: A collection of poetry that integrates the rhythms of jazz chronicles the dynamic work and brief life of Jean-Michel Basquiat, revealing the artist's rise to success, his struggle with both fame and heroin, his untimely death, and his influential legacy.

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A new collection of poetry by the author of the critically acclaimed Jelly Roll journeys into the world of film noir as he captures the adventures of a private eye called A.K.A. Jones and ingenue-turned-femme fatale Delilah Redbone and their encounters with The Killer, The Hack, The Director, The Gunsel, The Champ, and The Snitch, among others.

Hardcover:

9781400042098 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, February 1, 2005, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: A collection of poetry journeys into the world of film noir, capturing the adventures of a private eye called A.

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In a playful, lyrical collection of poetry inspired by the rhythms of the blues, the poet blends traditional lyric diction with African-American idiom to create such lighthearted verses as 'Stride Piano,' 'Gutbucket,' and 'Can-Can.' 12,500 first printing. (view table of contents)

Hardcover:

9780375414602 | 1 edition (Alfred a Knopf Inc, January 1, 2003), cover price $23.00 | About this edition: In a collection of poetry inspired by the rhythms of the blues, the poet blends traditional lyric diction with African American idiom to create such verses as 'Stride Piano,' Gutbucket,' and 'Can-Can.

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Product Description: In contrast to other disciplines in the sport sciences, the sociological study of risk, pain and injury is quite new. Over the last decade, however, sociologists have begun to show that pain and injury are not solely experienced in physical and medical terms, and an impressive corpus of knowledge is beginning to emerge...read more
By Kevin Young (editor)

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9780762308842 | Jai, January 1, 2005, cover price $135.99 | About this edition: In contrast to other disciplines in the sport sciences, the sociological study of risk, pain and injury is quite new.

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Explores the twentieth-century poet's emulation of the everyday protagonist's search for connection, discussing the accomplishments of such early works as Homage to Mistress Bradstreet, his evocative middle-career writings including the Dream Song, and his wrenching late religious poems.
By Kevin Young (editor)

Hardcover:

9781931082693 | Library of America, October 7, 2004, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: Explores the twentieth-century poet's emulation of the everyday protagonist's search for connection, discussing the accomplishments of such early works as 'Homage to Mistress Bradstreet,' his middle-career writings including the 'Dream Song,' and his late religious poems.

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Product Description: Born in African American work songs, field hollers, and the powerful legacy of the spirituals, the blues traveled the country from the Mississippi delta to “Sweet Home Chicago,” forming the backbone of American music. In this anthology–the first devoted exclusively to blues poems–a wide array of poets pay tribute to the form and offer testimony to its lasting power...read more
By Kevin Young (editor)

Hardcover:

9780375414589 | Everymans Library, September 1, 2003, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Born in African American work songs, field hollers, and the powerful legacy of the spirituals, the blues traveled the country from the Mississippi delta to “Sweet Home Chicago,” forming the backbone of American music.

1980s Painter Jean-Michel Basquiat led a brief, admittedly glamorous and tragic life, finally joining "that stupid club" of cultural figures who self-destructed at an early age. To Repel Ghosts is Kevin Young's ambitious cycle of poems about, inspired by, and in homage to Basquiat. In structure and theme it is a double album, a jazz symphony containing riffs about-and extended rhapsodies of-a pantheon of black genius. Here are ballplayers, boxers, jazz greats: a kaleidoscope of lives emerging from the prism of Basquiat's paintings, which themselves refer to many of these figures, tragic icons who provide a unique foil to Basquiat's own bout with fame. (view table of contents)

Hardcover:

9781581950335 | 1 edition (Zoland Books, June 1, 2001), cover price $26.00 | About this edition: 1980s Painter Jean-Michel Basquiat led a brief, admittedly glamorous and tragic life, finally joining "that stupid club" of cultural figures who self-destructed at an early age.

Paperback:

9781581952049 | Reprint edition (Zoland Books, January 1, 2003), cover price $17.95

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Presents short stories, essays, and poems written by contemporary African-American authors and provides biographical information for each author. (view table of contents)
By Kevin Young (editor)

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9780688168766 | Perennial, March 1, 2000, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: Presents short stories, essays, and poems written by contemporary African-American authors and provides biographical information for each author.

Prebinding:

9780613339032 | Turtleback Books, October 1, 2001, cover price $24.60 | About this edition: Presents short stories, essays, and poems written by contemporary African-American authors and provides biographical information for each author.

Encompassing America's African-American landscape and rich oral histories of the South, a poetry collection centers on the concept of 'home' and explores conflicts between Black and white, North and South, and ancestral and modern (view table of contents)

Hardcover:

9780688140328 | William Morrow & Co, February 1, 1995, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: Encompassing America's African-American landscape and rich oral histories of the South, a poetry collection centers on the concept of 'home' and explores conflicts between Black and white, North and South, and ancestral and modern

Paperback:

9781581950212 | Zoland Books, August 1, 2000, cover price $14.95
9780688147655 | Reissue edition (William Morrow & Co, August 1, 1996), cover price $10.00 | About this edition: Encompassing America's African-American landscape and rich oral histories of the South, this poetry collection centers on the concept of "home" and explores conflicts between black and white, North and South, ancestral and modern.

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