FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 31, 2017
NORDIC MOON PRESS PUBLISHES DAVID DE YOUNG’S FIRST COLLECTION OF POETRY
“A Flash of Insight and Other Poems” now available worldwide
Helsinki, October 31, 2017– Nordic Moon Press announces the release of A FLASH OF INSIGHT AND OTHER POEMS, the first anthology of poetry by American ex-pat David J. de Young, now available for purchase worldwide from online retailers in print and ebook formats.
A Flash of Insight and Other Poems features 70 poems touching on topics from Elvis, to Hostess Twinkies, to late-life fatherhood. It is assembled from poems written by de Young over thirty-three years, from 1984 to 2017.
”I am deeply grateful and excited that these poems are finally seeing the light of day,” said de Young of this collection. “Publication of these early and middle period poems opens up for me the chance to further explore a more mature kind of poetry I have been writing since becoming a father and husband, and I hope to expand the slimmer part three of this collection into a larger volume over the next 2-5 years.”
Praise for a Flash of Insight and Other Poems:
“Love, loss, the inevitability of time and change —de Young’s flashes of insight recognize the moments of grace that define us all.”
—Susan Van Kirk, author of The Endurance Mysteries
“In his collection of poetry that spans over three decades, de Young deftly reconstructs a captivating and familiar universe populated with keen — at times, whimsical — insights on love, loss, pain, delight, and personal growth. He leads the reader on a journey of introspection, unearthing fragments of stunning beauty extracted from poignant moments in daily life that, all too often, go unnoticed.”
—Michael Leggs, author of Advance the Engine Summer
“Focusing on the human condition of love in all its forms, the sequence of the poems allows the reader to grow with the poet into that ultimate sort of love a parent has for a child.”
—Kari Tauring, author, musician, educator
David J. de Young was born in Illinois in 1964. A proud product of the American Midwest, he majored in English at Grinnell College, where he was poetry editor of the college’s literary magazine and recipient of the Selden Whitcomb Prize in Poetry. He lived in Wisconsin and Minnesota for 25 years before moving to Finland in 2012, where he now lives with his wife and two daughters.
Previously, de Young served as editor for Minnesota-based web magazine, HowWasTheShow.com where he contributed reviews of music and theater productions for over a decade. He is also the editor of The Runes, A Deeper Journey by fellow Nordic Moon Press author, Kari C. Tauring.
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