Young of the Year

Young of the Year

by Sydney Lea
     
 

The poems in Sydney Lea’s Young of the Year range widely as they stretch out over considered, affective sentences that call to mind the heady “wail and whisper and funk” of musicians like Clifford Brown and Clyde McPhatter, the New England musings of Robert Frost, and Robert Penn Warren’s narratives and anecdotes. Casting a candid and

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The poems in Sydney Lea’s Young of the Year range widely as they stretch out over considered, affective sentences that call to mind the heady “wail and whisper and funk” of musicians like Clifford Brown and Clyde McPhatter, the New England musings of Robert Frost, and Robert Penn Warren’s narratives and anecdotes. Casting a candid and contemplative look back at a life lived and out at a world alive with motion, Young of the Year shows us a poet who poignantly traces the intersection between the worlds of nature, science, and the spiritual.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781935536109
Publisher:
Four Way Books
Publication date:
03/08/2011
Series:
Malcolm McDonald Series Selection
Pages:
92
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.30(d)

What People are saying about this

Maxine Kumin
“Lea’s poems inform and surprise the reader at every turn . . . this extraordinary poet finds an elegance and beauty that can be glimpsed throughout his often harsh landscape.”
B.H. Fairchild
“At a time in American poetry when the long and happy marriage between imagination and experience seems to be drifting toward the shoals of divorce, it is heartening, even thrilling, to encounter a book as masterful and deeply felt as Sydney Lea’s Young of the Year.”

Meet the Author

Vermonter SYDNEY LEA’s honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship. He has taught at Dartmouth College, Wesleyan University, Vermont College, among others.

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