Kathleen Tankersley Young
Kathleen Tankersley Young (1903–1933) was an African-American poet and editor associated with the Harlem Renaissance. "Almost forgotten by literary history, Kathleen Tankersley Young's name appears like a cipher through little magazines of the late 1920s and early 1930s, and in anthologies of Harlem Renaissance and American women's poetry." Young died in Mexico in 1933.
Young was editor at the Modern Editions Press. Together with Charles Henri Ford and Parker Tyler, she started Blues: A Magazine of New Rhythms in 1929. She contributed poems to most of the nine issues of Blues. She married David Jerome Ellinger. Her literary friends included Ezra Pound and Gertrude Stein.
- Ten poems, 1930
- The dark land: poems, 1932
- The pepper trees: a cycle of three stories, 1932
- Apology for love, 1933
- Graphic Arts Collection
- Eric White (1 March 2013). Transatlantic Avant-Gardes: Little Magazines and Localist Modernism. Edinburgh University Press. p. 187. ISBN 978-0-7486-4521-3. Retrieved 21 May 2013.
- Archive of Blues: A Magazine for New Rhythms in the collection of Indra Tamang/Charles Henri Ford, New York.
- Kathleen Tankersley Young Correspondence: Description at Princeton University Library
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