Primitive Mentor

Primitive Mentor

by Dean Young

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The ninth collection for this Pulitzer Prize finalist, who remains as entertaining, imaginative and inventive as ever.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780822978213
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date: 01/27/2008
Series: Pitt Poetry Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 80
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Dean Young has published eight previous books, 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. He teaches in the Iowa Writers' Workshop.

Table of Contents

Contents Dear Reader 1. What Form after Death Disappearing Ink Washing in Cold Water Self Search The Great Loneliness Gruss Look at Quintillions Ripen'd and Look at Quintillions Green Mannerist My Outlook on Life Enter Fortinbras Psalm 2. Food Plain Desert Ode Liverwurst Wheelchair Race Revolutions Tend toward Orthodoxy Gawker From the Get-Go Admissions Policy Sex with Strangers Poem on a Them by Tony Hoagland Force of Rabbit Briar 3. You Learning to Live with Bliss Triage Fire Ode Ash Ode Lots of Questions Earth Science Lab Partner Private Waterfall Lives of the Primitives Pelt Lives of the Orphans Sparkler An Orgasm Is a Spaceship Our Kind of People My Itty Void Procession 4. Half Story Half-Life The Hour Light Streams through the House Scatteration Acorn Hitting a Tin Roof The Pure Intention of the Honest Today They Will Show Me the Homunculus Like My Older Sister Blue Limbo Rose Prick Oddly Folded Bird Grave Tour Exit Exam Afterward (Little Evening Sermon) Acknowledgments

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This was an interesting poetry collection. I had never read any poems by Dean Young before, and some of his images really amazed me. Sometimes this was a pleasant amazement, sometimes a sense of disgust. Almost all of the poems elicited some kind of strong reaction from me however, so while I'm not going to start quoting anything from this collection anytime soon, I liked it enough that I want to read more from Young. Recommended if you're interested in contemporary poetry.