By Dean Young
"In Young's paintings, the large crucial questionsmortality, id, the that means of lifearen't easily nutrients for inspiration; they're grounds for entertainment."Toronto Star
"Surrealism seldom turns out as very similar to genuine existence as in Young's hilarious and cautionary poems."Booklist
Bender gathers a beneficiant collection of new paintings in addition to treasure from Dean Young's twelve volumes. Strongly encouraged through 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 creative as a canvas through Hieronymus Bosch. he's essentially the most creative and enjoyable poets writing today."
From "Even Funnnier taking a look Now":
If a person 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 definite! i'd have said
or No approach! by no means could i've got said,
What may perhaps you most likely be speaking 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 comprehend what glass used to be made up of: sizzling sand
inside me like pee going all of the wrong
directions, most likely into my heart
which I knew used to be made from gold foil
glued to airborne dirt and dust . . .
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