FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BOOK LAUNCH for David de Young’s “A Flash of Insight and Other Poems” with Kari Tauring and musical guest Ben Connelly.
Where: Bryant Lake Bowl, 810 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55408, USA
Date: Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
Time: Doors at 6pm, event at 7pm.
Tickets: $6 advance/$6 at the door. (Paperback of A Flash of Insight and Other Poems $10 with paid admission. Normally $16.95.)
HELSINKI, Finland, February 22nd, 2018 – Nordic Moon Press announces the US book launch for David de Young’s first collection of poetry, A FLASH OF INSIGHT AND OTHER POEMS at Bryant Lake Bowl in Minneapolis on Tuesday, April 24th at 7 p.m. along with Nordic Roots author Kari Tauring and special musical guest Ben Connelly.
As part of the US launch of the book, de Young will make his first visit to Minneapolis in over 5 years to present poems from the collection as well as brand new poems and commentary.
“I’m excited to share this work in the city where I lived for 25 years,” said de Young, “but I’m also excited just to return and see dearly-missed friends and old colleagues. The BLB was a favorite entertainment venue when I lived in Minneapolis, so I am thrilled to hold the launch party there.”
David de Young, best known as the founder and long-time editor of the arts & entertainment website HowWasTheShow.com moved to Finland in 2012 where he now lives with his wife and two children. Living as an ex-pat and settling into family life allowed him to finish the assembly of a 70-poem volume that he has been cobbling together since 1984. Completed in November 2017, the book was published by de Young’s publishing cooperative, Nordic Moon Press.
“I am deeply grateful and excited that these poems are finally seeing the light of day,” said de Young. “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.”
Twin Cities poet Michael Leggs commented that A Flash of Insight “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.”
The early evening program will conclude with a social hour and book signing.
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Ben Connelly was a member of the well-loved Twin Cities band Steeplejack and has released several solo albums. Now an ordained Zen Priest, Connelly is the author of a book on Zen, Inside the Grass Hut from Wisdom Publications.
Praise for A Flash of Insight
“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.”—Michael Leggs, author of Advance the Engine Summer
“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
“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