Strike anywhere: poems

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Center for Literary Pub., University Press of Colorado, 1995 - Fiction - 66 pages
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"Although his work comes out of the poetries of Kenneth Koch, John Ashbery, and Frank O Hara and James Tate, Young has his own original voice. The language, the invention, the imagination, and the sheer fun of his poems is astounding. It s not all dazzle either. The poems are also moving. This man reminds us that there is nothing more serious than a joke." Charles Simic, final judge and author of Jackstraws, Walking the Black Cat, and A Wedding in Hell "In this, the most beautiful of his three collections, Dean Young enlarges the project of North American Surrealism, gifting it with an entirely new intimacy and equally new range. His voice is sharply tender and mercifully unforgetful. These urgent, elegiac improvisations speed us towards millenium." Donald Revell, author of My Mojave, Arcady, and There Are Three

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I've heard more than once, that those who make us laugh hard are often people working to keep sadness at bay. The funniest people I know tend to prove this adage. But Dean Young's Strike Anywhere ... Read full review


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About the author (1995)

Dean Young has published several books of poetry, including his 2005 collection, "Elegy on Toy Piano," a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. His collection "Skid" was a finalist for the Lenore Marshall Prize. Young has received two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships as well as a Guggenheim Fellowship. He teaches at The Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa and in the Warren Wilson Low Residency Program.

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