By Dean Young
"In Young's paintings, the massive crucial questionsmortality, identification, the which means of lifearen't easily nutrients for suggestion; they're grounds for entertainment."Toronto Star
"Surrealism seldom turns out as very similar to actual existence as in Young's hilarious and cautionary poems."Booklist
Bender gathers a beneficiant number of new paintings besides treasure from Dean Young's twelve volumes. Strongly stimulated by means of Surrealism, Dean Young's poems flash with extravagant imagery, funny speech, sly perspectives of the quotidian, and the uncovered nerves of heartache. because the American Academy of Arts and Letters raved, "Young's poems are as wonderful as a three-ring circus and as ingenious as a canvas via Hieronymus Bosch. he's probably the most artistic and enjoyable poets writing today."
From "Even Funnnier having a look Now":
If anyone had requested me then,
Do you be afflicted by the umbrage of dawn's
dark race horses, is your center a prisoner
of raindrops? Hell certain! i might have said
or No manner! by no means could i've got said,
What may perhaps you probably be conversing about?
I had simply gotten to the 20th century
like a leftover girder from the Eiffel Tower.
My Indian identify used to be Pressure-Per-Square-Inch.
I knew i used to be made up of glass yet I didn't
yet be aware of what glass was once made from: sizzling sand
inside me like pee going the entire wrong
directions, most likely into my heart
which I knew used to be made up of gold foil
glued to dirt . . .
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Bender: New and Selected Poems by Dean Young