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.
|Publisher:||University of Pittsburgh Press|
|Series:||Pitt Poetry Series|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||375 KB|
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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.