New & Selected Poems

by Dean Young


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New & Selected Poems
Dean Young

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Weaves three decades of the poet's work with selections of his new material, in a collection arranged alphabetically by title.


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An appendix listing the titles by date might have been wished for, especially by those new to Young's work, in order to see the writer's progression — or at least to learn where exactly to dig deeper. But what such index-like organization does is highlight Young's consistency of vision; even more powerfully, going from "The Afterlife" to "Zero Hour," we find ourselves in a poetic ever-present in which each poem might as well be new. After living with a degenerative heart condition, Young was

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