First Course In Turbulence

First Course In Turbulence

by Dean Young
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First Course In Turbulence by Dean Young

Finalist for ForeWord Magazine 1999 Poetry Book of the Year

With rapid shifts between subject and tone, sometimes within single poems, Dean Young’s latest book explores the kaleidoscopic welter of art and life. Here parody does not exclude the cri de coeur any more than seriousness excludes the joke. With surrealist volatility, these poems are the result of experiments that continue for the reader during each reading. Young moves from reworkings of creation myths, the index of the Norton Anthology of Poetry, pseudo reports and memos, collaged biographies, talking clouds, and worms, to memory, mourning, sexual playfulness, and deep sadness in the course of this turbulent book.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780822979364
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date: 04/01/1999
Series: Pitt Poetry Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 112
File size: 375 KB

About the Author

Dean Young has published numerous poetry collections, most recently elegy on toy piano, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and Embryoyo. He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts as well as an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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Guest More than 1 year ago
I've never been a fan of poetry, but this is amazing stuff--witty, charming and quick. Imagine if your stuffy math professor turned out to be a lover of good books and better wine and decided to write poetry -- this is what his poetry would read like.