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Timothy Young for "Portraits of Rodeo Clowns and Royalty"

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Join SubText Books in the store on Thursday, June 14th at 7:00 PM for a reading with Timothy Young! He will be reading from his recent poetry collection "Portraits of Rodeo Clowns and Royalty." Book signing to follow. 

"There has always been an epic dimension to Timothy Young’s poetry. I don’t know where he gets it—maybe from his bardic Irish ancestors. The power and reach of this populous book, both vertical and horizontal, is extraordinary." — Thomas R. Smith

Timothy Young's fourth book of poetry, Portraits of Rodeo Clowns and Royalty was published in January 2018 by Red Dragonfly Press, which also published To the Palace of Kings in 2014, and Herds of Bears Surround Us in 2010. His first book, Building in Deeper Water, was introduced by Robert Bly and published by the Thousands Press in 2003.  His poetry appeared in  The Best American Poetry of 1999 and has been read on The Writer's Almanac. He has recorded three CDs of poetry with musical accompaniment by a jazz guitarist, Riding a Dark Wind; a folk singer, Snow Has Fallen; and classical violinist; Perfect Harmony. In 2009 his poem, Mississippi Ecstasy, was set for a big band jazz suite and recorded by composer, Dan Cavanagh, and The Jazz Emporium Big Band.  The third movement of a 2014 Cavanagh piano concerto, Divining Reverence on the Far Eighty , is based upon his poem, On the Far Eighty.

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