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Jay Hopler's Green Squall is the winner of the 2005 Yale Series of Younger Poets competition. As Louise GlÃÂ¼ck observes in her foreword, Ã¢ÂÂGreen Squall begins and ends in the gardenÃ¢ÂÂ; however, HoplerÃ¢ÂÂs gardens are not of the seasonal variety evoked by poets of the English lyricÃ¢ÂÂhis gardens flourish at lower, fiercer latitudes and in altogether different mindscapes. There is a darkness in HoplerÃ¢ÂÂs work as deep and brutal as any in American poetry. Though his verbal extravagance and formal invention bring to mind Wallace StevensÃ¢ÂÂs tropical extrapolations, there lies beneath Green SquallÃ¢ÂÂs lush tropical surfaces a terrifying world in which nightmare and celebration are indistinguishable, and hope is synonymous with despair.