Poetry in Motion

New York


Kevin Young
A poster featuring art by Raúl Colón depicts a colorful glass mosaic of a dancing couple. To the right of the artwork is a poem titled Ragtime by Kevin Young.


Like hot food
I love you

like warm
bread & cold

cuts, butter

or, days later, after

when I want
whatever’s left

Ragtime from Jelly Roll © 2003 by the author. Used with permission by Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Random House. 
Raúl Colón, Primavera (2003). 191st Street Subway Station.
Commissioned by MTA Arts for Transit and Urban Design.