Elegy On Toy Piano

In Elegy on Toy Piano, Dean Young's sixth book of poems, elegiac necessity finds itself next to goofy celebration.

Author: Dean Young

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

ISBN: 9780822991045

Category: Poetry

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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 as the examination of a signature or a true/false test, and as pressing as the death of friends, Young's poems embrace the duplicity of feeling, the malleability of perception, and the truth telling of wordplay.

Skid

Dean 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.

Author: Dean Young

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

ISBN: 9780822979357

Category: Poetry

Page: 112

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Dean 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.

First Course In Turbulence

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 ...

Author: Dean Young

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

ISBN: 9780822979364

Category: Poetry

Page: 112

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Finalist for ForeWord Magazine 1999 Poetry Book of the Year With rapid shifts between subject and tone, sometimes within single poems, Dean Young’s 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.

Primitive Mentor

The ninth collection for this Pulitzer Prize finalist, who remains as entertaining, imaginative and inventive as ever.

Author: Dean Young

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

ISBN: 9780822978213

Category: Poetry

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The ninth collection for this Pulitzer Prize finalist, who remains as entertaining, imaginative and inventive as ever.

Life with a Capital L

8 14 Dean Young, elegy on toy piano (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2005), p. 61 15 Quoted by Bill Goldstein in The World Broke in Two (London: Bloomsbury, 2017), p. 85 16 The Letters of D. H. Lawrence Volume IV 1921–24, ...

Author: D. H. Lawrence

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241344613

Category: Literary Collections

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A brilliantly varied new selection of D. H. Lawrence's essays, chosen and introduced by Geoff Dyer For D. H. Lawrence the novel was the pinnacle, 'the one bright book of life', yet his non-fiction shows him at his most freewheeling and playful. This is a selection of his essays, on subjects including art, morality, obscenity, songbirds, Italy, Thomas Hardy, the death of a porcupine in the Rocky Mountains and the narcissism of photographing ourselves. Arranged chronologically to illuminate the patterns of Lawrence's thought over time, and including many little-known pieces, they reveal a writer of enduring freshness and force. 'The greatest writer of this century, and in many things the greatest writer of all times' Philip Larkin

Bender

Dog Toy 33. Drama in Last Acts 34. Drunker Etc. 35. 31. 27. 24. Commencement Address 25. The Commendation 26. Bruised FallingDown Stairs 37. Edios 38. Elegy on Toy Piano 39. Errata 40. 36. FunnierLooking Now 41. An Excitement of Windows ...

Author: Dean Young

Publisher: Copper Canyon Press

ISBN: 9781619320352

Category: Poetry

Page: 300

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"Only a rare poet can make a reader simultaneously cry and laugh this way." --"Publishers Weekly"

Our Savage Art

On the rare occasion that this poet does think about something serious, he jokes about it for a couple of lines, then scurries off in embarrassment. Elegy on Toy Piano shows what happens when a poet inherits a difficult ...

Author: William Logan

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231147330

Category: Poetry

Page: 346

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'Our Savage Art' features the corrosive wit and substantial critiques that are the trademarks of William Logan's style. Opening with a defence of the critical eye, this collection features essays on Robert Lowell's correspondence, Elizabeth Bishop's unfinished poems, and the inflated reputation of Hart Crane.

Under the Rock Umbrella

"I Said Yes I Meant No" from Elegy on Toy Piano © 2005 by Dean Young and reprinted by permission of the University of Pittsburgh Press. Alan Freed (a disc jockey who coined the term rock Contemporary American Poets from 1951-1977 449.

Author: William J. Walsh

Publisher: Mercer University Press

ISBN: 0881460478

Category: Philosophy

Page: 449

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American poet born between 1951 and 1977 who was not influenced by popular music and the paradigm shift that occurred in the country ... Under the Rock Umbrella brings together the best poets influenced by this powerful era in music to allow us to examine the music of each poet's own verse. --Mercer University Press.

Poet s Work Poet s Play

For close to twenty years, she has been on the poetry faculty of the MFA program at Warren Wilson College. Dean Young has published seven books of poems, most recently Elegy on Toy Piano (Pittsburgh), which was a ‹nalist for the 2006 ...

Author: Daniel Tobin

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472069972

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 303

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An indispensable resource for anyone interested in the art and craft of contemporary poetry

Fall Higher

BOOKS BY DEAN YOUNG Fall Higher The Art of Recklessness The Foggist Primitive Mentor embryoyo True False Original Monkey elegy on toy piano Ready-Made Bouquet (U.K.) Skid First Course in Turbulence Strike Anywhere Beloved Infidel Design ...

Author: Dean Young

Publisher: Copper Canyon Press

ISBN: 9781619320208

Category: Poetry

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"Young has always stood out for his sharp humor, boundless poetic energy, and sheer readability. If adventurous poetry can sometimes feel like a tenuous tightrope walk, Young's poems feel more like zip lines."—The Boston Globe "This book reads like a long, breathless thank-you for life's seemingly random jumble of beauty, strangeness, tenderness, and joy."—Los Angeles Times Fall Higher is a major collection by one of America's most inventive and entertaining writers. In this paperback release, Dean Young's work contends with the challenges of love, wryly cataloging mistakes, deterioration, and broken vows. Young's humor is as sharp as ever, and coupled with a vulnerability that renders Fall Higher his most intimate collection to date. "The True Apology Takes Years" The true apology takes years. Terrible dry eyes! The tree rings grow closer and closer together but the nail is swallowed. Great heaps of rubble are moved up and down the shore. Finally a dance is performed to complete the forgiveness, stamping out small fires, the whole palladium decorated with thistles like the last twenty pages of a Victorian novel. Now that your hunger is gone you're welcome to the banquet . . . Dean Young has published twelve books of poetry, including finalists for the Pulitzer Prize and Griffin Award. He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the NEA, as well as an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He teaches at the University of Texas and lives in Austin, Texas.

Chronicle of the Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry

Finally, all jury members agreed on the following "three worthy nominations": American Sublime by Elizabeth Alexander; Late Wife by Claudia Emerson, and Elegy on Toy Piano by Dean Young. Alexander's American Sublime was called by the ...

Author: Heinz-D. Fischer

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110230086

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 499

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Joseph Pulitzer had not originally intended to award a prize for poetry. An initiative by the Poetry Society of America provided the initial impetus to establish the prize, first awarded in 1922. The supplement volume chronicles the whole history of how the awards for this category developed, giving an account based mainly on confidential jury protocols from the Pulitzer Prizes office at New York’s Columbia University. This volume completes the series "The Pulitzer Prize Archive".

Shock by Shock

Books by Dean Young Three Poems Bender Fall Higher The Art of Recklessness The Foggist 31 Poems Primitive Mentor embryoyo elegy on toy piano ReadyMade Bouquet (U.K.) Original Monkey True False Skid First Course in Turbulence Strike ...

Author: Dean Young

Publisher: Copper Canyon Press

ISBN: 9781619321472

Category: Poetry

Page: 120

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"Dean Young challenges the reader to hang on as he jigs from one poetic style to another and sets a wondrous course across a Duchampian landscape."—Chicago Tribune "In Young's work, the big essential questions—mortality, identity, the meaning of life—aren't simply food for thought; they're grounds for entertainment."—The Sunday Star (Toronto) Dean Young escorts his transplanted heart into invigorating poetic territory that combines the joy of being alive with his signature mixture of surrealism, humor, and fast-cut imagery. A Pulitzer finalist known for his hard-won insights, NPR said it best when they observed that Young sees "even in the smallest things the heights of what we can be." From "Harvest": Bring me the high heart of a trapezist. If not, bring me the heart of a drunk monk so I may illuminate an ancient text in a language I can't understand. The brain too is blood, blood racing 100 miles an hour on training wheels so let me splash through a red puddle, let me kiss the face of a red puddle, let me write my crazed, extreme demands on the frost-cracked window of god's split chest… Dean Young is the author of twelve books of poetry, including finalists for the Pulitzer Prize and Griffin Award. He teaches at the University of Texas and lives in Austin.

Think Like An Engineer

Dean Young's lines are from his 2005 collection of poems entitled Elegy on Toy Piano (University of Pittsburgh Press). I originally spotted Young's words in Geoff Dyer's 2010 book Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi (Vintage), ...

Author: Guru Madhavan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781780746388

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 272

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Dubai’s Burj Khalifa – the world’s tallest building – looks nothing like Microsoft’s Office Suite, and digital surround sound doesn’t work like a citywide telecommunication grid. Yet these engineering feats have much in common: they are the result of a unique thinking process combining abstract and structured thinking, common sense and great imagination. They are born of the engineering mindset. In this groundbreaking and lively work, Guru Madhavan reveals the extraordinary influence of engineering on society, not just today but throughout history. Drawing on a cast of star engineers like Steve Jobs, the Wright brothers and Thomas Edison, Madhavan explores aspects of this mindset and shows its usefulness to life and business – in areas as varied as traffic congestion to health care to filmmaking. Full of case studies and practical insights spanning the brilliant history of engineering, Think Like an Engineer is in equal parts personal, practical, and profound. It reveals how key engineering concepts can help you make better decisions and create innovative solutions in a complex world.

The Bad Side of Books

Dean Young, elegy on toy piano (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2005), p. 61 15. Quoted by Bill Goldstein in The World Broke in Two (London: Bloomsbury, 2017), p. 85 16. The Letters of D. H. Lawrence Volume IV 1921–24, ...

Author: D.H. Lawrence

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 9781681373645

Category: Literary Collections

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You could describe D.H. Lawrence as the great multi-instrumentalist among the great writers of the twentieth century. He was a brilliant, endlessly controversial novelist who transformed, for better and for worse, the way we write about sex and emotions; he was a wonderful poet; he was an essayist of burning curiosity, expansive lyricism, odd humor, and radical intelligence, equaled, perhaps, only by Virginia Woolf. Here Geoff Dyer, one of the finest essayists of our day, draws on the whole range of Lawrence’s published essays to reintroduce him to a new generation of readers for whom the essay has become an important genre. We get Lawrence the book reviewer, writing about Death in Venice and welcoming Ernest Hemingway; Lawrence the travel writer, in Mexico and New Mexico and Italy; Lawrence the memoirist, depicting his strange sometime-friend Maurice Magnus; Lawrence the restless inquirer into the possibilities of the novel, writing about the novel and morality and addressing the question of why the novel matters; and, finally, the Lawrence who meditates on birdsong or the death of a porcupine in the Rocky Mountains. Dyer’s selection of Lawrence’s essays is a wonderful introduction to a fundamental, dazzling writer.

Seven Poets Four Days One Book

... Primitive Mentor, and Elegy on Toy Piano, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. His most recent book is Embryoyo. His poems appear in many publications, including the American Poetry Review, the Paris Review, and Slate.

Author: Dean Young

Publisher: Trinity University Press

ISBN: 9781595340993

Category: Poetry

Page: 96

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Lauded poet Christopher Merrill hatched a brilliant plan: invite six other poets to join him in four days of writing in Iowa City. The poets would write for 30 minutes, creating a poem of 15 lines, and then read it aloud to the group. As poets heard the poems, they noted memorable words, images, and lines, which they would borrow to insert in subsequent poems of their own. These rounds continued, until, in a process of call and response and unprecedented collaboration, 80 poems had been composed. Those 80 poems are collected in this book, penned by authors who represent some of the best and brightest the world of poetry has to offer. Transcending differences of generation, gender, language, and vision, these poets have invented an entirely new facet of the poet’s creative process.

The Best American Poetry 2006

He has published six books of poems, most recently Elegy on Toy Piano (Pittsburgh University Press, 2005). A new book, embryoyo, will be published in 2006 by Believer Books. He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for ...

Author: Billy Collins

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439104859

Category: Poetry

Page: 224

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"So welcome, readers, to a plurality of poets, a cornucopia of tropes, and a range of interests." -- From Billy Collins's introduction The Best American Poetry series offers a distinguished poet's selection of poems published in the course of a year. The guest editor for 2006 is Billy Collins, one of our most beloved poets, who has chosen poems of wit, humor, imagination, and surprise, in an array of styles and forms. The result is a celebration of the pleasures of poetry -- from Laura Cronk's marvelous "Sestina for the Newly Married" to the elegant limericks of R. S. Gwynn and from Reb Livingston on butter to Mark Halliday's "Refusal to Notice Beautiful Women." In his charming and candid introduction Collins explains how he chose seventy-five poems from among the thousands he considered. With insightful comments from the poets illuminating their work, and series editor David Lehman's thought-provoking foreword, The Best American Poetry 2006 is a brilliant addition to a series that links the most noteworthy verse and prose poems of our time to a readership as discerning as it is devoted to the art of poetry.

Solar Perplexus

In Solar Perplexus, Dean Young uses the surreal as the thread which weaves in and out of complications of existence.

Author: Dean Young

Publisher:

ISBN: 1556596197

Category: Poetry

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In Solar Perplexus, Dean Young uses the surreal as the thread which weaves in and out of complications of existence. The result is a textured, honest work that grapples with what it means to love, lose, and hang in the afterward. Suddenly the boundaries of our everyday are shaken―and yet instead of being thrown off balance, our understanding is cracked open. Young holds us between un/reality, tracing the circle of life and death, and exposing the true closeness between extremes. It is this true intimacy that both unsettles and comforts. Solar Perplexus turns identity on its head as it questions self (against) control, with each eerily familiar moment of humor punctuated with an inevitable doubt.

Indiana Review

Dean Young , Elegy on Toy Piano , Pittsburgh , PA : University of Pittsburgh Press , 2005. $ 12.95 , paper ( ISBN 0-8229-5872-4 ) , 104 pages . Reviewed by Mary Austin Speaker Dean Young doesn't like labels , but nevertheless , he has ...

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ISBN: UCSC:32106018403870

Category: American literature

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Colorado Review

Brendan Wolfe is an editor and writer living in Iowa City. He is at work on a book about Bix Beiderbecke. Dean Young's most recent book is Elegy on Toy Piano. He teaches at the Iowa Writers' Workshop. v » -1 /Ui)6 © 2005 by the Center ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105121722404

Category: American literature

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