New PDF release: Bender: New and Selected Poems

By Dean Young

"In Young's paintings, the large crucial questions—mortality, identification, the that means of life—aren't easily foodstuff for suggestion; they're grounds for entertainment."—Toronto Star

"Surrealism seldom turns out as very like actual lifestyles 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 inspired by way 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 pleasing as a three-ring circus and as creative as a canvas via Hieronymus Bosch. he's essentially the most artistic and pleasant poets writing today."

From "Even Funnnier having a look Now":

If somebody had requested me then,
Do you be afflicted by the umbrage of dawn's
dark race horses, is your middle a prisoner
of raindrops? Hell definite! i might have said
or No means! by no means may i've got said,
What may you most likely be speaking about?
I had simply gotten to the 20 th 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 was once made from: sizzling sand
inside me like pee going the entire wrong
directions, most likely into my heart
which I knew was once made from gold foil
glued to airborne dirt and dust . . .

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