Dean Young

Dean Young (Poetry) has published over ten books of poetry, including  Elegy on Toy Piano, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; Primitive Mentor, a finalist for the 2009 Griffin Prize in Poetry; his 2011 collection of poems, Fall Higher; his most recent new and collected, Bender; and a book on poetics, The Art of Recklessness.  He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim and the NEA, an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and was selected as Texas’s 2014 Poet Laureate. He was on the permanent faculty at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop until becoming the William Livingston Chair of Poetry with MCW and the UT Department of English in 2008.