In Moving Day, his impressive second collection of poetry, Terence Young bookends the fantastical with a series of lingering glances into his rear-view mirror and a few knowing observations on the journey so far. His subjects are those of every day: love, marriage, children, the inevitability of change. Some poems touch on the dreamy qualities of memory, its tendency to slip into the magical, while others turn a quirky eye onto child-rearing, education, home repair. In Young's spirited poetry, the world can be both a dear and deceptive place. His is a landscape of conjecture about what is really going on, about the kind of doubt that is at its strongest when we first wake up and our dreams are still with us. In his world, an ordinary house can rise from its foundations and float over the horizon, taking its awestruck, astonished occupants with it.
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About the Author
Terence Young attended Victoria High School and UVIC before receiving his MFA from UBC in 1996. Previous residences include northern Manitoba (Thompson), Quebec City and Ireland. He has taught high school for more than twenty-five years and served on the board of the Victoria School of Writing.
"When I was a boring adolescent who thought too much, attended Anglican church services and had picnics in the family car, I still believed my life was worth living. Even after a tepid romance with sex and drugs in the '60s, marrying young, having two children and falling into teaching, I am still convinced the air is sweet and the water pure."