Mark Young

Mark Young

Mark Young lives in a small town in North Queensland in Australia, and has been publishing poetry since 1959. He is the author of around fifty books, primarily text poetry but also including speculative fiction, vispo, and art history. His work has been widely anthologized, and his essays and poetry translated into a number of languages. Mark recommends the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.

No such thing as information
hardware when you go skinny-
dipping. All soft, no mix &
match, show some flesh or show

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Because of either infinity or
invisibility — the translation
is unclear — there's been a lot
of jelly crystals downloaded
recently around the world,

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To speak in parable, the
most vintage smoking
paraphrenalia is super light
& packable because it lets
you leave the poles behind.

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"It is not my fault if you cannot understand what it is I am going to be talking about, if you lack the duende necessary to understand my poems on the run."

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Someone has gifted me an
astrolabe.  I use it to determine
the distance between the end
of one line & the next.  Its

ethnicity changes daily...

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(Cy Twombly triptych, an
innocent & pre-
plastique Michael
Jackson concert, a
touched de Chirico).

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Belief entered into as if
it were the back seat
of a taxi. “Just drive”
she said, & used her glasses
to push the hair back

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