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First Course in Turbulence

First Course in Turbulence

by Dean Young
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ISBN-13: 9780822956976
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date: 04/28/1999
Series: Pitt Poetry Series
Edition description: 1
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.30(d)

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.

Table of Contents

If Thou Dislik'st What Thou First Light'st On3
The Infirmament5
The Unattainable6
Acceptance Speech8
He Said Turn Here14
Bird Sanctuary16
Sky Dive18
Familiar Territory20
The Invention of Heaven22
Only One of My Deaths27
And Because Her Face28
Maybe It Meant Something Else32
Lives of the Inventors34
Mortal Poem36
Arts of Camouflage38
Lives of the Painters40
Don't Wear That Shirt with Those Pants42
Unthreatening Gestures44
Chapped Lips45
Faculty Summary Report46
The Oversight Committee49
Bay Arena51
Myth Mix55
Guidance Counseling61
Safe Sex63
A Student in a Distant Land65
Another Hive67
Robert Desnos (1900-1945)69
Drinking from a Puddle74
Dog Toy75
Agony in the Garden78
The Velvet Underground80
The Woman Who Parks in Front of My House82
God Son84
Three Weeks Late86
Easily Bruised88
Lives of the Poets90

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Kenneth Koch

"Dean Young's exhilarating, complex, and wide-ranging poems give one the impression of conversations with an angel in which the poet has to be super-alert at every second, for every second counts and the angel knows everything. To listen to these conversations is to experience a colloquial, witty, emotional, and urgent discourse not to be found anywhere else."— - Columbia University

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abirdman on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Read Dean Young. That's all I can say. Like cold fusion, these poems create their own energy.