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sections with a narrative arc depicting the abduction and assault f a young girl along with the effects with a narrative arc depicting the abduction and assault f a young girl along "with the effects her family The story line is skillfully woven throughout the collection and this blending "the effects her family The story line is skillfully woven throughout the collection and this blending it even powerful These poems sit firmly in LA the earthuake f 94 the LAPD the Rodney King riots Was It Beautiful In the world Young depicts girls love to believe in celestial bodies until A white man in a Ford Slows to the young female teen Pulls his gun Kurt Cobain isn t dead yet and high school girls walk into a kegger in Box Canyon What We Learn At Valley High Young varies her writing there are poems with long lines that SPRAWL OVER MULTIPLE PAGE. LANGUAGE over multiple page. Language the necessity Melody's Key of expression these poems elevateverwhelming experiences into near mythic narrative Night Radio’s attempt through art to “make sense” f a seemingly senseless world raises troubling and timeless uestions. ,
Her poetry is startling In collection there is ften repertoire f stock images particular to a poet able to step from that and still make poetry that is different from the last Every nce in a while you stumble upon a poem that s
so brilliant you wish you d written it How to Unmake a Father is ne f those poemsbrilliant you wish you d written it How to Unmake a Father is ne f those poems rests nestled in this book The Wallflower's Revenge of tenderness wrapped in trauma Night Radio was the winnerf the 2011 Agha Shahid Ali Poetry Prize which is awarded annually and is sponsored by The University f Utah Press and The University f Utah Department War to the Knife: Bleeding Kansas, 1854-1861 of English It was also a finalist for the 2014 Kate Tufts Discovery Award Kim Young is the founding editorf the Leaving Mother Lake: A Girlhood at the Edge of the World online literary jou. Set against the sprawling backdropf Los Angeles Night Radio excavates the kidnapping and sexual assault f a young girl and the resulting layers f trauma exacted upon her and her family Working within the paradox f the insufficiency f.