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'For the Confederate Dead'

Apr 20, 2007

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Kevin Young's most recent collection of poems, For the Confederate Dead, explores "the contradictions of our 'Confederate' legacy and the troubled nation where that legacy still lingers." The collection's title work follows.

To mark National Poetry Month, NPR.org is featuring a series of newly published works selected by the Academy of American Poets. Learn more about this and other titles at the academy's New Spring Books list.

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