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By Dean Young

"In Young's paintings, the large crucial questions—mortality, id, the that means of life—aren't easily nutrients for inspiration; 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 collection of new paintings besides treasure from Dean Young's twelve volumes. Strongly prompted 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 interesting as a three-ring circus and as inventive as a canvas via Hieronymus Bosch. he's essentially the most creative and pleasurable 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 middle a prisoner
of raindrops? Hell convinced! i might have said
or No method! by no means may i've got said,
What may you probably be speaking about?
I had simply gotten to the 20 th 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 up of glass yet I didn't
yet recognize what glass was once made up of: scorching 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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