Dean Young

Dean Young (Poetry) has published a dozen 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; a book on poetics, The Art of Recklessness; and his newest poems, Shock by Shock.  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/New Writers Project in 2008.