Poetry. Dean Young surmounts the failures of love and the body with his signature humor, verbal banter, and wild imaginative leaps. Embracing the elegiac, angry, and amorous with surrealistic wordplay and off-kilter music, Young coaxes us to "fall higher" into an intimate, vulnerable, expansive exchange. This is a major new book by one of America's most inventive poets.
"Anyone with a heartbeat knows that Dean Young has become a crucial nucleotide in the DNA of American poetry."—Tony Hoagland
Author City: AUSTIN, TX USA
Dean Young has published twelve books of poetry, including finalists for the Pulitzer Prize and Griffin Award. He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the NEA, as well as an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He teaches at the University of Texas and lives in Austin, Texas.
Reviews and Other Links
Anis Shivani's Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2011 @ The Huffington Post
Publishers Weekly starred review
Kris Bigalk @ Drunken Boat
Wesley Rothman @ The Critical Flame
Brittney Scott @ The Los Angeles Review