Poet Michael T. Young will read Saturday evening, November 15, from his brand-new collection, "The Beautiful Moment of Being Lost" (Poets Wear Prada) at Panoply Books in Lambertville, New Jersey.
Since "The Beautiful Moment of Being Lost" had its unofficial launch earlier this year in May at the West Caldwell Poetry Festival, the poet as been on tour throughout his home state of New Jersey, and in New York, to promote his new book. Mr. Young, a philosopher as well as poet, who works as as administrative assistant in the corporate world, writes about self-exploration and identity in the context of his real-life observations during his daily activities. New Jersey readers will recognize many references in his poems to places traveled during his daily commute such as Pulaski Skyway and the Hudson River waterfront. In one of his poems "Announcing the Stops," Young writes: "The conductor announces over the intercom: / "This is Grove Street," 'This is Exchange Place,' / 'This is World Trade Center'; and later, / when I return home, the same conductor, / like a faithful Blakean, announces the same stops, / but in reverse, as if this made them / into another world, another darkness / outside the windows, another night / with cool air streaming shells and sand / and other relics of merciful judgment. //"
Bertha Rogers, author of "Heart Turned Back," lauds "The Beautiful Moment of Being Lost" and says in his new book, "Michael T. Young leads his readers into loving the world in its beautiful day-to-dayness. He does this by showing the reader, in thoughtful and graceful language, how to look and listen."
Asked about the unusual title of his book, Mr. Young replied that it is simply the title of one of the poems included in the book. The book itself is dedicated to his wife, Chandra, "with whom every moment is a beautiful moment even when we are lost."
Michael T. Young was born in Reading, Pennsylvania. He moved to New York City in 1990. Young lives with his wife and children in Jersey City, New Jersey.
A limited number of signed pre-release copies of "The Beautiful Moment of Being Lost" will be available for sale at the Lambertville reading.
Panoply Books Reading Series
Saturday, November 15 @ 6PM
46 N. Union St.
Contact: (609) 397-1145 or email@example.com
Panoply Books in Lambertville, New Jersey offers offbeat, rare and out-of-print quality used books, textiles, and artwork. The bookstore is open Monday through Thursday 11AM to 5PM and Friday through Sunday 11AM to 5:30PM.
Poets Wear Prada is a small literary press publishing beautifully designed, well-crafted poetry chapbooks from Sinatra’s hometown, the birthplace of professional baseball, Hoboken, New Jersey, since 2006.
For more details about how to purchase "The Beautiful Moment of Being Lost," and for additional events please visit the poet's website http://MichaelTYoung.com or his publisher's blog at http://pwpbooks.blogspot.com.