Emory Report
January 20, 2009
Volume 61, Number 16



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January 20
, 2009
MARBL names curator, starts director search


The award-winning poet, editor and professor Kevin Young has been named curator for Emory’s Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library.

Young plans to focus further on Emory’s diverse strengths in modern literature, particularly Irish, African American and British literature. He also wants to build an archive of poetry audio recordings to complement the University’s already strong holdings in the Raymond Danowski Poetry Library and throughout MARBL.

The literary collections curator position was previously held by Steve Enniss, who was also director of MARBL. Enniss was recently was named the Eric Weinmann Librarian of the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. A firm has been hired and a committee named in the international search for MARBL director.

Young is the author of six poetry collections and the editor of four.

His fifth collection, “For the Confederate Dead,” won the 2007 Quill Award in Poetry.

In addition to his work as literary collections curator, Young will continue teaching English and creative writing. He’ll also remain curator of the Raymond Danowski Poetry Library.