I’m spending National Poetry Month at the Millay Colony, former home of Edna St. Vincent Millay. My colleague and friend, poet and writer Jen Fitzgerald, will be writing the Mixtape column this month—and we are all lucky for it. Enjoy Jen’s robust selections and I’ll see you in May.
I would be in trouble if I had to choose a favorite Dean Young poem. I remember when I stood in a bookstore reading Elegy on Toy Piano, before I knew or cared anything about contemporary poetry, and I remember hating it. I remember being angry when I read the first poem, “Thrown as if […]
Described as covering “freely floating topics,” the BOMBlog interview with Dean Young disproves discontinuity within its first few moments: “Now is always unprecedented and sudden.” Young talks about his writing process in phrasing that’s as poetic and philosophical as the poems themselves. He also discusses the effect of his heart transplant on his work.
Every month, the Rumpus Poetry Book Club chats with the author of the book we’ve been discussing. This month is extraordinary, however, because our poet, Dean Young, had a heart transplant on April 15, just over two weeks ago.
The Rumpus Poetry Book Club has been discussing Dean Young’s Fall Higher this month, and given that Young had a heart transplant on the 15th, I’d basically assumed we were going to have to postpone. Nope. We’ll be chatting with him tomorrow, as planned. If you’re a member of the club, check your email for […]
The South by Southwest Conferences and Festivals begin this Friday, 3/12, in Austin, Texas, and continue through 3/21. If you happen to be attending the festival, be sure to make it out to some of the presentations by Monofonus, the Austin-based multimedia organization, which has a full-schedule of film and video screenings, concerts and parties. […]