This month for Poetry 365 we’re highlighting Dean Young’s excellent new book Shock by Shock. Influenced by the New York School poets and Surrealists such as Andre Breton, this twelfth collection from the Pulitzer Prize finalist is his first of all-new work since undergoing a life-saving heart transplant in 2011. Slightly more meditative while still bursting with his trademark wit and agile imagery, these finely-crafted poems show why the American Academy of Arts and Letters named Young “one of the most inventive and satisfying poets writing today.” So don’t miss this terrific new book, sample a library-related poem below, and make sure to stop back next month for Poetry 365.
Poetry 365: Dean Young
February 5, 2016