blackbird online journal spring 2002 vol.1 no. 1



Dean Young is the author of six books of poetry: Elegy on Toy Piano (2005), Skid (2002), and First Course in Turbulence (1999), all from University of Pittsburgh Press; and Beloved Infidel (Hollyridge Press, 2004), Strike Anywhere (University of Colorado Press, 1995), and Design with X (Wesleyan University Press, 1988). He has received fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and he has been a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. His poems have appeared in many magazines, including Ploughshares, Threepenny Review, Fence, and Jubilat, and they have been selected for five editions of The Best American Poetry. He teaches at the Iowa Writers' Workshop and in the Warren Wilson MFA Program.