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-
ored in. Please com­plete
the enquiry form below 

& I will pro­vide you
with a list of exclu­sive
Havana Vaca­tion Homes
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.