Elegy on Toy Piano / Edition 1

Elegy on Toy Piano / Edition 1

by Dean Young
     
 

ISBN-10: 0822958724

ISBN-13: 9780822958727

Pub. Date: 02/28/2005

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

In Elegy on Toy Piano, Dean Young's sixth book of poems, elegiac necessity finds itself next to goofy celebration. Daffy Duck enters the Valley of the Eternals. Faulkner and bell-bottoms cling to beauty's evanescence.

Even in single poems, Young's tone and style vary. No one feeling or idea takes precedence over another, and their simultaneity is

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In Elegy on Toy Piano, Dean Young's sixth book of poems, elegiac necessity finds itself next to goofy celebration. Daffy Duck enters the Valley of the Eternals. Faulkner and bell-bottoms cling to beauty's evanescence.

Even in single poems, Young's tone and style vary. No one feeling or idea takes precedence over another, and their simultaneity is frequently revealed; sadness may throw a squirrelly shadow, joy can find itself dressed in mourning black. As in the agitated "Whirlpool Suite": "Pain / and pleasure are two signals carried / over one phoneline."

In taking up subjects as slight as the examination of a signature or a true/false test, and as pressing as the death of friends, Young's poems embrace the duplicity of feeling, the malleability of perception, and the truth telling of wordplay.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822958727
Publisher:
University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date:
02/28/2005
Series:
Pitt Poetry Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
90
Sales rank:
1,075,789
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

Thrown as if fierce & wild3
Evening primrose4
Glory5
Avalanche garden6
Original monkey7
Ghost gash9
Facet10
Multi-tasking11
Lives of the Olympians13
Halflives of Youngonium14
Fire is speaking16
Lives of the veterans18
Little black squirrel20
Hammock half in sun21
May deaths22
Ghost gust23
With hidden noise27
Sign here29
Yawn32
Skipping the reception33
Lives of the robots34
Ghost grease36
Alarm clock38
Flamenco39
Learn by doing40
True/false42
Bolinas, California45
Peach farm46
Venus47
Flamenco49
What's wrong with this picture50
Interview52
Lives of the mortals54
Whoz side u on, anyway?59
Shield of moon dust61
Tongue doctor63
Rabbit, I love you65
Whirlpool suite67
Is this mic on?69
Lemon garlic duck71
I said yes I meant no74
Bathed in dust and ash76
I saw my life go by77
Gray matter79
Reentry80
Bivouacked & garrisoned capitol82
Elegy on toy piano84
Last words86
Rushing through the night88

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