Stones: Poems

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All that makes up our flickering precarious joy, all that we want to protect, is lifted into the light in this moving book. Stones: Poems is an ode to author Kevin Young's home places and lost loved ones, and to what of them—of us—poetry can save. Young is the Andrew W. Mellon Director of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture. He previously served as the director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and is the author of fourteen books of poetry and prose.

Museum Story

The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the nation's largest and most comprehensive cultural destination devoted exclusively to exploring, documenting, and showcasing the African American story and its impact on American and world history. Established by an Act of Congress in 2003, it is the culmination of decades of efforts to establish a national museum that promotes and highlights the contributions of African Americans. To date, the Museum has collected close to 37,000 objects.


  • 128 pages
  • Hardcover
  • 9.3" x 6.4"
  • Written by Kevin Young