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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Dean Young  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Poetry

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1955 in Columbia, Pennsylvania.

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Illinois Connection

Dean Young taught at Loyola University in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Young has taught at the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, in the low-residency M.F.A. program at Warren Wilson College, and at Loyola University, in Chicago. He is currently the William Livingston Chair of Poetry at the University of Texas, in Austin.

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Beloved infidel
ISBN: 0819522015. OCLC Number: 25409177

[Published for] Wesleyan University Press by University Press of New England,. .

Bender :
ISBN: 1556594038. OCLC Number: 783151602

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Bender gathers a generous selection of new work along with treasure from Dean Young's twelve volumes. Strongly influenced by Surrealism, Dean Young's poems flash with extravagant imagery, humorous speech, sly views of the quotidian, and the exposed nerves of heartache. As the American Academy of Arts and Letters raved, "Young's poems are as entertaining as a three-ring circus and as imaginative as a canvas by Hieronymus Bosch. He is one of the most inventive and satisfying poets writing today."

Bender :
ISBN: 9781556594007. OCLC Number: 911400439

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A selection of the poet's work spanning three decades.

Elegy on toy piano /
ISBN: 0822958724. OCLC Number: 878136393

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In Elegy on Toy Piano, Dean Young's sixth book of poems, elegiac necessity finds itself next to goofy celebration. Daffy Duck enters the Valley of the Eternals. Faulkner and bell-bottoms cling to beauty's evanescence. Even in single poems, Young's tone and style vary. No one feeling or idea takes precedence over another, and their simultaneity is frequently revealed; sadness may throw a squirrelly shadow, joy can find itself dressed in mourning black. As in the agitated ""Whirlpool Suite"": ""Pain / and pleasure are two signals carried / over one phoneline."" In taking up subjects as slight.

Embryoyo /
ISBN: 1932416692. OCLC Number: 85592291

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Fall higher /
ISBN: 1556594011. OCLC Number: 664842433

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A collection of poetry by American poet Dean Young, in which he explores the turbulence of love, and includes "Lucifer," "Scarecrow on Fire," "Commencement Address," and others.

First course in turbulence /
ISBN: 0822956977. OCLC Number: 887803050

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Finalist for ForeWord Magazine 1999 Poetry Book of the YearWith rapid shifts between subject and tone, sometimes within single poems, Dean Youngs 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.

ISBN: 9780822979357. OCLC Number: 878136525

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Strike anywhere :
ISBN: 0870814230. OCLC Number: 42329331

Center for Literary Pub., University Press of Colorado,. .

The art of recklessness :
ISBN: 9781555975623. OCLC Number: 456171466

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Explores the nature of poetry and the importance of craft, imagination, and empathy in the creation of a poem.