Strike Anywhere: Poems

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Center for Literary Pub., University Press of Colorado, 1995 - Poetry - 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. Its 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

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About the author (1995)

Dean Young is the author of two previous books of poetry, Design With X and Beloved Infidel, both from Wesleyan. He has received fellowships from Guggenheim, the National Endowment for the Arts, Stanford University, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. His poems have appeared in a wide variety of national magazines and in 1993 and 1994 won inclusion in The Best American Poetry anthology. He was named the William Livingston Chair of Poetry at the University of Texas at Austin in 2008, and has published three books since Strike Anywhere: First Course in Turbulence, Skid, and Elegy on Toy Piano.

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