Hello all! So a friend of mine posted this online earlier and I wanted to share it. It's a letter that Dean Young wrote to his then-21-year-old nephew about the life of the writer. For those of you drowning in Priority Mail envelopes and suffering to remember all the different passwords you set up for online apps, take a break before the big push, and remember why you're doing this:
Letter from Uncle Dean
Here's his wonderful voice in poetry (and Poetry):
And for anyone reading this who doesn't already know, Dean Young is in dire need of a heart transplant and a fund has been set up to help with his substantive medical costs. If you can spare $5 (that's like half a transcript, right?) or just want to read Tony Hoagland's appeal, go thisaway:
Transplant - Dean Young
Hope everyone's makin' it through! I have three papers to write in less than a week and about 10 poems to revise. But I wouldn't trade it for anything.