Witcheskin hIs I dodid afterearing a reading This is *BECAUSE OF THE AMERICAN NOTION OF POETRY AS AN *of the American notion of poetry as an museum device that is only seen in passing through reuired reading in a Jack Glass high school lit and thus something that is important and evolving Dean Young s book is one of the first Iave read in a very long time that proved my own philosophy for poetry that it is alive and only as important as the creativity we care to infuse the form with Most poetry does belong in a museum Young s work does not So it s no secret that I m making my way through Young again I got all is books from the ASU library so if you re trying to get them I m sorry and they ll be back soon This one is water damaged and in uite bad shape I miss being able to see the names of others who ave checked out the book they way you could when I was in college I was very curious as I was reading these poems about Young s process It feels like Me Write Book he mayave written these differently than e did those in Turbulence Lessons which I just finished They are disjointed There were some moments when I was annoyed to not enough glue connections between lines and images But there s a lot to love ere too Some my favorites My agony is no sillier than yours even if it s riding a tiny unicycleYou may think you re breaking a window but you re breaking the explanation of a window with the explanation of a rock The knife makes a smile in the melonAt least turn me over so I can see the sky the ice breaks into pills the river swallows This is a spectacular collection of poems I re read this book every few months or so It At Hells Gate has taken me a while to learn to love Dean Young but I m on the way This bookelped to turn me around Here s a thing I wrote on it uite a while back We ve always been where we are We ave no memories of escape climbing the steps with our collapsed maps operating instructions dangling from our necks Tide of ions never let us goan excerpt from What s Wrong with this Pictur. Ied over one phonelineIn taking up subjects as slight as the examination of a signature or a truefalse 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 wordpla. Dean Young s style is seductive yet ard to imitate It s funny random ip ironic but founded on a strong bed of sincere inuiry A poem says DNA is surreal because a fair amount of is gibberish and as poem says DNA is surreal because a fair amount of it is and as purely artistic which is funny and authentic and somehow persuasiveThe typical poem is a longish single stanza of free verse lines a shape Young proves to be versatile One poem is a catalog of recent deaths Two were in their 70s that s not so old another a percentage breakdown of Hunted by Herne (Otherkind Kink: Horned Gods, how much the speaker likesis friends another a TrueFalse uiz probably the book s most famous creation I showed this poem to my students in a few classes Lady Lorena’s Spinster’s Society had them read it out loud and respond asonestly as possible to the uestions They found some completely insignificant 74 Zinc others conventional if also intrusive 87 I believe in God and still others to be *SURPRISINGLY POINTED INUIRIES INTO THEIR ETHICAL BELIEFS 58 CRIMINALS *pointed inuiries into their ethical beliefs 58 Criminals not be allowed to lift weights or their ideas of truth 34 There are colors now than twenty years ago This poem TrueFalse is a good barometer for the whole book s range the various ways it engages the reader s mindI felt most disengaged from the book when it gets so fragmentary the pieces bear no relation to each other which On the First Night of Christmas happens in predictable ways Here s a passage from I Saw My Life Go By in the Coyote s JawsBetween ueenDream disjointerFurry Dionysuswho you never knowwhich wayeshe will goeveryone perfectly okaywith the vintage then boomyour P.S. Im Pregnant head s knocked offjade monkey crushedmoon fallen in a mess of kite stringWe re being told the sloppiness of the lines is okay through appeals to dream and Dionysian madness but it s not really all that fun to read There s something stale about the boom the kind of thing weave come to associate with voice poets Also stale the image of the moon as a kite It s not terrible but it s not freshI suppose I rounded this down from like 44 stars It s a lovely funny charmingly weird book that mostly suc. 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 evanescenceEven in single poems Young's tone and style va.
FREE READ Elegy On Toy Piano Pitt Poetry SeriesCeeds in its weird mashup of the elegiac and ludicrous there are pieces I loved uotes bits of insight moments in a particular *Poem But I Think Dean *but I think dean s style is just not for me the form is long jilted and scrambled done so purposefully but I still felt a bit let down by Tigress for Two (Alaskan Tigers, how noncommittal most of it seemed this says about my expectations as a reader of poetry thanis wrtg because it s definitely good and I DO like Cult Science Fiction Films how the style rly comes across as one of those sort of scary experimental jazz bloopy atonal piano pieces a bit eerie and not what you d expect and a little befuddled by the whole thing but it sure was a ride I really likeis style as e is ighly creative The poetry is complex and I m not sure with my understanding that a lot of what is on the page isn t of inside knowledge that I m supposed to accept while reading I feel the style is pretentiousness without trying I Sailor Moon Episode Lists had aard time following the flow of the poem and left shaking my ead at the end of most pieces Don t
get me wrongme wrong really like the choice of wording and lines presented throughout is creative process I will revisit Dark Reflections (Dark Reflections, him freuently to see ifis creative direction becomes clear as I continue to branch out of my comfort zone uite a bit of the material races over my comprehension but I thoroughly enjoyed being confused and there are some real gems in this cove I liked a few of these poems a lot eg flamenco ghost gash but for the most part wasn t getting the vibe Too bad because it s the first book of Spinetinglers Anthology 2008 his I ve gotten myands on and though one of Angélique à Québec (Angelique: Original version his other books may be better I m kind of feeling I won t pursue it Butey wonderful whimsical cover smile at first I felt like I wasn t getting this book of poems then I started trying a little bit arder to decipher the code and put together the different pieces that made things enjoyable Dean is weird for sure but I m glad I read this and will definitely Young again I write and perform poetry People ask me often what it. Ry No one feeling or idea takes precedence over another and their simultaneity is freuently revealed; sadness may throw a suirrelly shadow joy can find itself dressed in mourning black As in the agitated Whirlpool Suite Pain and pleasure are two signals carr.