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The Sound of Dreams Remembered: Poems 1990-2000

Young, Al

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ISBN 10: 1427601143 / ISBN 13: 9781427601148
Published by Loveletter Editions, 2006
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Title: The Sound of Dreams Remembered: Poems 1990-...

Publisher: Loveletter Editions

Publication Date: 2006

Book Condition:Very Good

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Poetry. African American Studies. Available again. California Poet Laureate, Al Young is also a novelist and essayist. He is the recipient of NEA, Guggenheim and Fulbright Fellowships, as well as the PEN/Library of Congress Award for Short Fiction and the PEN/USA Award for Non-Fiction. "Al Young's THE SOUND OF DREAMS invites readers to travel the depth and breadth of his bountiful imagination. There is a deep singing inside of Al Young's poetry, with a hint of Ocean Springs beneath a distilled signifying in the hands of a master code switcher. This seasoned voice knows the music and folklore, the history and lingo, and each poem, with an almost sacred sincerity, take us multiple dimensions in a single breath" --- Yusef KomunyakaA.

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Born May 31, 1939 at Ocean Springs, Mississippi on the Gulf Coast near Biloxi, Al Young grew up in the rural South of villages and small towns, and in urban, industrial Detroit. From 1957-1960 he attended the University of Michigan, where he co-edited Generation, the campus literary magazine. In 1961 he emigrated to the San Francisco Bay Area. Settling at first in Berkeley, he held a variety of colorful jobs (folksinger, lab aide, disk jockey, medical photographer, clerk typist, employment counselor) before graduating with honors from U.C. Berkeley with a degree in Spanish. His marriage in 1963 to technical writer and editor Arline Young produced one child: their son Michael, born in 1971. From 1969-1976 he was Edward B. Jones Lecturer in Creative Writing at Stanford near Palo Alto, where he lived and worked for three decades. In the year 2000 he returned to Berkeley, where he continues to freelance.

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