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DEAN YOUNG is the author of nine collections of poetry, including Primitive Mentor, Embryoyo, and Elegy on Toy Piano, which was a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize. He teaches at the University of Texas, Austin.
I thought this would be more inspiring and inspirational. It is a little dull.Published 1 month ago by Elizabeth Vrenios
What was this book even supposed to be about? What is the deal with Dean Young's writing style? It felt like I was being lectured by an extremely pretentious dude about nothing in... Read morePublished 6 months ago by cass
Young's call to recklessness is one to which we should all respond. As readers of poetry, yes, but as writers, too. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Mark Statman
As a visual artist inspired by Young's poetry, I found this work of prose to be an exhilarating call to action.Published 12 months ago by julie
Buy the whole set. Very informative and worth the purchase which I thought the price was greatPublished 13 months ago by JackieM
Good advice from Dean Young on the courage required to write strong clear poetry that explores contradictions. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Janet Bowman
I was deeply effected by many parts of this book. (Although I did find it too wordy and abstract in many places.) I have used what I learned in my own poetry. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Dee
I cannot, for the life of me, tell you what the title: "Recklessness" has to do with the subtitle "Poetry as Assertive Force and Contradiction". Read morePublished on August 23, 2013 by G. D. Geiss
Maybe tomorrow will be the day that everyone wakes
up to write a poem, Dean Young muses
in The Art of Recklessness. Read more