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Bender: New and Selected Poems, Dean Young

Dean Young is a force in American poetry. He’s been around for a while, sure, but there’s a reason for that, and he’s not getting any less relevant as time goes on. Witty, iconoclastic, and often hilarious, Young asks the big questions with a cock of his head, a raise of the eyebrow, a weary but wonder-filled smile. But more importantly, he writes with a firm hand around what makes life life — now, today, here, wherever you are. This collection is, truly, art for living.