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Reggie Scott Young is a poet, fiction writer, and essayist. He served as a professor in higher education for over twenty-five years teaching courses in creative writing and various subjects in American literature at schools such as Villanova, LSU, Wheaton College, and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He left UL Lafayette in 2015 to devote more time to non-academic projects. During his time as a scholar he compiled and edited the book Mozart and Leadbelly: Stories and Essays by Ernest J. Gaines (Knopf, with Marcia Gaudet), and co-edited This Louisiana Thing That Drives Me: The Legacy of Ernest J. Gaines (University of Louisiana Press, with Marcia Gaudet and Wiley Cash). His critical articles and essays have appeared in The Oxford Companion to African American LiteratureContemporary African American Literature: New Critical Essays, Multicultural Literature and Literacies: Making Space for Difference, August Wilson and Black Aesthetics, and other books and academic journals. As a writer he is a member of the Macondo Writers' Workshop and his poems and stories have appeared in Louisiana LiteratureFifth Wednesday Journal, The Oxford AmericanThe Christian Imagination: Essays on Literature and WritingAfrican American ReviewThe Christian Century, and the West Side Stories anthology. Many of his creative efforts are set in his native Chicago West Side community that he writes about as “Bluesville,” and several of his more recent poems and stories explore differences in living today in a northern cultural community that might be characterized as “up South” to what it is like living in the modern South.















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