Friday, May 27, 2011

We Heart Dean Young

Dean Young Benefit Event, Thursday, 23 June, 7 p.m.

A celebration of the work and life of poet Dean Young.

Maud Fife Room, Wheeler Hall, University of California, Berkeley

Free Admission. Donations Welcome and Encouraged.

Readers Robert Hass, W.S. DiPiero, Michael Wiegers, Brenda Hillman, Octavio Solis, David Breskin, Dora Malech, Troy Jollimore, Joe DiPrisco and D. A. Powell. Hosted by Zyzzyva managing editor Oscar Villalon.

Signed copies of Dean Young books, as well as specially commissioned broadsides of his poems, will be available. A reception featuring wine and snacks will follow the readings.


  1. Sheesh. Sounds wonderful. Wish I could be there.

  2. Hey, we get to read together again! So glad you're going to be there.

  3. Troy, I was so happy to discover your work via your marvelous reading at Seattle Arts and Lectures with John Koethe in April of this year. Now I can't wait for Dean Young to kick off SAL this fall. And D. A., I have you to thank for bringing all this together in one blog post. I have become a fan, fan, fan of yours, having fallen for "cosmos, late blooming" when I happened to read it this past spring in BAP 2008, and after that, devouring Lunch, Cocktails, and Chronic one after the other. Might we get you up here to Seattle one of these seasons?