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Mark Young

Flight Design

He is lead forward by their announcing wings.
—William Carlos Williams: Paterson

He turned
to designing air-
planes after
a line from a
WCW poem
soared from the
page, wrapped
its wings around
his neck &
whispered
in his ear all
the secrets
of aeronautics.

Mark Young‘s most recent books are The Chorus of the Sphinxes, from Moria Books in Chicago, and Ley Lines, from gradient books of Finland.

Mark Young

Three Halves

Halfway through
the night, with
the moon halfway

through its four-
week cycle, I rise
to take in the night

air, leaving behind
a poem that is
halfway to nowhere.

Mark Young‘s most recent books are Mineral Terpsichore, from gradient books of Finland, & The Chorus of the Sphinxes, from Moria Books in Chicago.  

Mark Young

The Spiritual Exercises

Whilst examining Harvard’s
historical plate collection

we discover a magnificent pipe
organ, a printing press, & a

large number of suicides.

Mark Young‘s most recent books are Bandicoot habitat lithic typology, both from gradient books of Finland, & an e-book, For the Witches of Romania, which is forthcoming from Beard of Bees.


Mark Young

Identity management & access control

The premise of the
blues, & of improvisational
music in general, is that

there is a simple comprehensive
idea by which each company’s
aspiring social entrepreneurs

display & bridge existing
interstices within the category
of Household Products.

Mark Young is the editor of Otoliths, lives in a small town in North Queensland in Australia, & has been publishing poetry for more than fifty-five years.

Mark Young

the sugary rapture of cakes

The country has morphed 
into a zombie movie

fragrant with lavender.

Mark Young is the editor of Otoliths, lives in a small town in North Queensland in Australia, & has been publishing poetry for more than fifty-five years.

Mark Young

Later

When content
didn’t carry it
like she wanted
it to, it was

elocution
lessons & long
nights in the
tanning salon.

Mark Young is the editor of Otoliths, lives in a small town in North Queensland in Australia, & has been publishing poetry for more than fifty-five years.


 

Mark Young

Flintlock

When the
desired
answers

were not
forthcoming
the questions

were taken
outside
& shot.

Mark Young is the editor of Otoliths, lives in a small town in North Queensland in Australia, and has been publishing poetry for more than fifty-five years.