Department of English

Dean Young to publish poetry collection 'Fall Higher'

Fri, April 8, 2011
Dean Young to publish poetry collection 'Fall Higher'
Photo by Jana Birchum. Courtesy of the Austin Chronicle.

Professor Dean Young's latest poetry collection, Fall Higher, hits bookshelves at the end of this month. In the meantime, check out this week's Austin Chronicle, which features an interview with Young. And please join us at six this evening for 'A Reading and Reception in Honor of Dean Young,' hosted by the Austin Museum of Art. Donations will be collected for Dean's campaign at the National Foundation for Transplants. RSVP here.

About Fall Higher

Dean Young surmounts the failures of love and the body with his signature humor, verbal banter, and wild imaginative leaps. Embracing the elegiac, angry, and amorous with surrealistic wordplay and off-kilter music, Young coaxes us to "fall higher" into an intimate, vulnerable, expansive exchange. This is a major new book by one of America's most inventive poets.

"Anyone with a heartbeat knows that Dean Young has become a crucial nucleotide in the DNA of American poetry"—Tony Hoagland.

About the Author

Dean Young has published ten books of poetry, including Elegy on Toy Piano, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and Primitive Mentor. He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He has taught in the low-residency MFA program at Warren Wilson College and was on the permanent faculty at the Iowa Writers' Workshop until becoming the William Livingston Chair of Poetry at the University of Texas at Austin in 2008.

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