Department of English

Professor Dean Young Publishes 'Bender: New and Selected Poems'

Tue, January 8, 2013
Dean Young and the book cover for 'Bender'
Dean Young and the book cover for 'Bender'

From Copper Canyon Press

In Bender, Dean Young's collection of new and selected poetry, readers are given an array of Young's prolific, inimitable work. Included here are pieces of different length, structure, style, form and content. While the sources of the poetry in this collection are from several different books, Young's style stays consistently inconsistent. It is this incongruity that benefits and frees Young's work from poetic constraints. Bender gives readers opportunity to see Young's surreal word-play and witness Young, through the course of his career, become an iconoclastic force in American poetry.

Named Best of 2012 by the Los Angeles Times.

Now available from Copper Canyon Press.

About the author

Dean Young has published fourteen books of poetry, including finalists for the Pulitzer Prize and Griffin Award. He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the NEA, as well as an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He is the William Livingston Chair of Poetry at the University of Texas, Austin.

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