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Night Radio (Paperback)

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Paperback 76 Pages / Published: 30/09/2012
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Set against the sprawling backdrop of Los Angeles, Night Radio excavates the kidnapping and sexual assault of a young girl and the resulting layers of trauma exacted upon her and her family. Working within the paradox of the insufficiency of language and the necessity of expression, these poems elevate overwhelming experiences into near-mythic narrative. Night Radio's attempt through art to ""make sense"" of a seemingly senseless world raises troubling and timeless questions about the value, necessity, and futility of the aesthetic act. At the heart of the book is a journey toward reconciliation - wherein one discovers an abiding though hard-won faith within a complex, overwhelming, and, at times, frightening universe.

Publisher: University of Utah Press,U.S.
ISBN: 9781607812050
Number of pages: 76
Weight: 136 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 532 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Kim Young's "Night Radio" works much as its subject matter does: worming its way into your ear like an urban legend, it lodges somewhere behind your eyes and works itself out in pieces, at night, almost against your will. [Her] debut collection feels real, dark, and deep. In the face of horrible and irrational deeds, we are still open to communication, and the book reminds us of that in startling and lyric ways.""
--Pebble Lake Review"

"The sounds of "Night Radio "move between hard-won revelation and pulsing music; they spread across the dry outlands of LA, a world of 'silt and turkey vultures' where men in trucks hunt for girls, and where girls kiss their 'practice-hopes, ' then run like ambulances toward a 'slick gentleman lighting matches under a streetlight.' Watchful, vulnerable, quick, and shrewd, the poems shove through a broken world: El NiNo's floods drag raccoons and possums; a boyfriend becomes a place 'my legs get to wrap'; a cop, a father, cannot protect his daughter from abduction. All this, joined in radiant waves to the 'little signal towers' of the body. A brave and accomplished first book."--David Gewanter, Georgetown University


The sounds of "Night Radio "move between hard-won revelation and pulsing music; they spread across the dry outlands of LA, a world of silt and turkey vultures where men in trucks hunt for girls, and where girls kiss their practice-hopes, then run like ambulances toward a slick gentleman lighting matches under a streetlight. Watchful, vulnerable, quick, and shrewd, the poems shove through a broken world: El Nino s floods drag raccoons and possums; a boyfriend becomes a place my legs get to wrap; a cop, a father, cannot protect his daughter from abduction. All this, joined in radiant waves to the little signal towers of the body. A brave and accomplished first book. David Gewanter, Georgetown University
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"Kim Young's"Night Radio"works much as its subject matter does: worming its way into your ear like an urban legend, it lodges somewhere behind your eyes and works itself out in pieces, at night, almost against your will. [Her] debut collection feels real, dark, and deep. In the face of horrible and irrational deeds, we are still open to communication, and the book reminds us of that in startling and lyric ways.""
Pebble Lake Review""
Young forces the reader to question the reliability and necessity of memory: what we wish to remember, what we try to repress, and what we know we must not forget. "Boxcar Poetry Review"
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"The sounds of Night Radio move between hard-won revelation and pulsing music; they spread across the dry outlands of LA, a world of 'silt and turkey vultures' where men in trucks hunt for girls, and where girls kiss their 'practice-hopes, ' then run like ambulances toward a 'slick gentleman lighting matches under a streetlight.' Watchful, vulnerable, quick, and shrewd, the poems shove through a broken world: El Nino's floods drag raccoons and possums; a boyfriend becomes a place 'my legs get to wrap'; a cop, a father, cannot protect his daughter from abduction. All this, joined in radiant waves to the 'little signal towers' of the body. A brave and accomplished first book."--David Gewanter, Georgetown University


"The poems are so moving, I feel as if I am suffering as much as any of the characters. This really is an excellent book of poetry. Her story is heartbreaking."
--Apalachee Review


"Kim Young's Night Radio works much as its subject matter does: worming its way into your ear like an urban legend, it lodges somewhere behind your eyes and works itself out in pieces, at night, almost against your will. [Her] debut collection feels real, dark, and deep. In the face of horrible and irrational deeds, we are still open to communication, and the book reminds us of that in startling and lyric ways."
--Pebble Lake Review

"Young forces the reader to question the reliability and necessity of memory: what we wish to remember, what we try to repress, and what we know we must not forget."--Boxcar Poetry Review

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