Mark Young

Mark Young has been publishing poetry for nearly fifty-five years. His work has been widely anthologized, & his essays & poetry translated into a number of languages. He is the author of more than twenty books, primarily poetry but also including speculative fiction & art history. He is the editor of the ezine Otoliths. He lives on the Tropic of Capricorn.



A line from Frantz Fanon

Leaving aside the
Gaelic for kiss my
ass, most Declarations
of Independence are

top heavy with awk-
ward or extremely
dated references.  Some-
times they present 

in the form of a
pure orange pocket
synthesizer with a
sound set restricted 

to industrial use
because of extremely
mixed reviews. At
other times as an 

holistic framework
that purports to look
at all aspects of life
as spiritual practice 

but then recommends
the confining of women
to the home & the use
of tanks to shell densely 

populated areas. Colon-
ialism begets patriarchal
systems. The methods
devour themselves.


A line from Fidel Castro 2

Winter is getting me
down. A unit of cult-
ural information has
put the Galactic Senate 

under attack, driving
it from crisis to crisis.
That slavery is inexorably
tied to the availability 

of oil is the standard
paradigm for most
crises; but now recent
breeding population

trends of farmland
birds need to be fact-
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available for weekly rent.


A line from Courtney Love

English newspapers
laced up their tennis
shoes, Real Madrid
went on another goal 

spree, the strife-prone
household insulation
program turned on
its heel & headed to 

a park; but not even
a change in appetite &
toilet habits can stop
the generally low inter- 

city mobility of urban
populations. So. We
drowned them all in
their swimming pools.