Books by Dean Young
NPR stories about Dean Young
Poet Kevin Young picks out his favorite poetry books from 2012, including works from the U.S. poet laureate to up-and-coming writers.
The poet's latest collection, Fall Higher, was published just days after he received a life-saving heart transplant. Now, Young is on the mend, but his book recalls a time when he was practically staring death in the face.
Death is no big deal for a clam. So says poet Dean Young. We hear his cooking-inspired poem "Resignation Letter." Young teaches poetry at the Iowa Writers Workshop, his most recent book of poetry is called Elegy On Toy Piano.