One of Publishers Weekly’s most anticipated poetry books of fall 2019, Dean Young’s most recent collection, Solar Perplexus (Copper Canyon Press), is available for purchase.

Young’s surreal poetry questions what it means to love, lose, and push the boundaries of our everyday existence. Publishers Weekly writes, “Young has mastered his own style and has a way of thinking in poems. Only a rare poet can make a reader simultaneously cry and laugh this way.”

Three of Young’s poems, “Our Kind of People,” “Private Waterfall,” and “Sparkler” appeared in the Spring 2007 issue.

Dean Young received his MFA from Indiana University and has taught at the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, Warren Wilson College, and the University of Texas at Austin. He is a prolific writer and is a two-time finalist for the Pulitzer prize. He has won the Colorado Prize for Poetry, the Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and has received multiple fellowships, including the National Endowment of the Arts fellowship, the Wallace Stegner Fellowship, and the John Simon Guggenheim memorial foundation fellowship. He has also served as the Poet Laureate of Texas.

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