POWELL, Kevin. American, b. 1966. Genres: Poetry, Documentaries/ Reportage. Career: New York University, instructor of English, 1990-92; MTV "Real World" writer, host cast member, 1992-; Vibe staff writer, 1993-. Publications: (ed.) In the Tradition: An Anthology of Young Black Writers, 1993; Recognize: Poems, 1995; Keepin' It Real: Post-MTV Reflections on Race, Sex, and Politics, 1997. Address: c/o One World/Ballantine, 201 E. 50th St., New York, NY 10022, U.S.A.