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First Course in Turbulence (Pitt Poetry Series)

by Dean Young

ISBN 0822940973 / 9780822940975 / 0-8229-4097-3
Publisher Univ of Pittsburgh Pr (Txt)
Language English
Edition Hardcover
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With 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.
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