In Kevin Young's new book, "Bunk" he traces the history of hoaxes in the United States, from P.T. Barnum's "freak shows" to current day "fake news," and their particular fascination with race.
Kevin Young is the Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and poetry editor at the New Yorker. He is the author of twelve books of poetry and prose.
MPR's Marianne Combs spoke to the poet and essayist about his new nonfiction book.
His book is published by Minneapolis-based Graywolf Press.
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