By (author) Dean Young
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Skid by Dean Young
Book DescriptionDean Young is one of the premier surrealist poets writing today. In Skid, his fifth book of poems, social outrage vies with comic excess. He embraces the autobiographical urge with fury and musically lush exclamations. Whether through the dark facts of mortality or the celebratory surprises of the imagination, these poems proclaim vitality and alertness, wasting nothing. From Wile E. Coyote and the Roadrunner's "Meep! Meep!" to remembrances of lost loves and laments about the future, Young's poems reveal his faith in the genius of calamity and the redemptive power of fun.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780822957805
(210mm x 133mm x 9mm)
Imprint: University of Pittsburgh Press
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Publish Date: 31-Mar-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Dean Young
Shock by Shock, Hardback (December 2015)
"Only a rare poet can make a reader simultaneously cry and laugh this way. "Publishers Weekly""
Bender, Paperback / softback (June 2015)
"Only a rare poet can make a reader simultaneously cry and laugh this way. Publishers Weekly"
What about This, Hardback (April 2015)
Readers have dreamed about this collection for nearly four decades--an energized presentation of Frank Stanford's raw-genius ungovernable oeuvre.
Fall Higher, Paperback / softback (October 2012)» View all books by Dean Young
"A long, breathless thank-you for life's seemingly random jumble of beauty, strangeness, tenderness and joy." --"Los Angeles Times"
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Author Biography - Dean Young
Dean Young has published four previous books of poems, including Strike Anywhere, winner of the Colorado Poetry Prize; Beloved Infidel; and Design with X. A frequent contributor to The Best American Poetry, he is on the faculty of the Warren Wilson M.F.A. writing program and the visiting faculty of the Iowa Writers' Workshop. He lives in Berkeley with his wife, the novelist Cornelia Nixon, and his cat, Keats.
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