Bender: New and Selected Poems by Dean Young

By Dean Young

"In Young's paintings, the large crucial questions—mortality, id, the that means of life—aren't easily nutrients for proposal; they are grounds for entertainment."—Toronto Star

"Surrealism seldom turns out as very like 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 stimulated 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 interesting as a three-ring circus and as innovative as a canvas by means of Hieronymus Bosch. he's probably the most creative and pleasing poets writing today."

From "Even Funnnier taking 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'd have said
or No manner! by no means may i've got said,
What may you most likely be conversing about?
I had simply gotten to the 20th century
like a leftover girder from the Eiffel Tower.
My Indian identify was once Pressure-Per-Square-Inch.
I knew i used to be made from glass yet I didn't
yet understand 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 was once made up of gold foil
glued to airborne dirt and dust . . .


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