Poetry. Poetry. THE RIOT ACT, a new book of poetry and prose by Geoffrey Young. Handsomely designed, and with a cover painting by Eric Fischl, is divided into three sections. Lyric wit, sober narrative, impatient critique and generous insight flow through the course of this book's 106 pages like a broken-field runner on a lop-sided playing field. Perfect bound, in an edition of 1000 copies, each copy is exactly the same as its neighbor in the box. Comprised of "Why I Don't Write Novels" (34 faux sonnets), "Conversion" (short prose), and "Up the Wazoo" (occasional poems), THE RIOT ACT continues this writer's compelling engagement with language, history, and personal life in a range of forms, inviting each reader to take refuge in freshly conceived spaces, between the lines.
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Geoffrey Young edited and published The Figures for 30 years, and now teaches a class at University at Albany in Art Criticism. For the last 15 years he has curated shows at his contemporary art gallery in Great Barrington, MA. Born in Los Angeles, he has lived in the east since 1982.Author City: USA