Mark Young

A Line from Christian Ide Hintze

I can refoam just about any
devoted amateur astronomer
caught on camera smashing
a police car with an iPad.

I can present an icebreaker,
explore current knowledge
& inspire new thinking, get
yelled at & lectured by a

series of madmen on milk
crates. I use the principle of
parallax to measure cultural
identity & semiotics—though

using zip ties would be less time-
consuming. &, even though no
established plot device will,
I can allow organic & paid key-

words to refer traffic to young
adult novels in the Setswana
language. It’s true, & kinda
wild, mainly because my

mouth, bastardized almost
to the point of non-existence,
has never made some of those
sounds in its many years of

speaking. The south wind is on
fire. The media is camped out
front. Near death experiences
dwarf all other categories.

Waikiki Sunset

Loralee believes that the
cornerstone to pro-
viding uncompromised
eye care is clean boxes
with high ceilings &
committed technicians
dedicated to quality
repairs. The cook was
very personable, an
exemplary professional.
I was so excited. He
came out in January.

Mark Young has been publishing poetry for more than fifty-five years. His work has been widely anthologized, & his essays & poetry translated into a number of languages. He is the author of over twenty-five books, primarily poetry but also including speculative fiction & art history. His most recent books are a chapbook of visual poems, Arachnid Nebula, from Luna Bisonte Prods, HOTUS POTUS from Meritage Press in California, & the ebook A Small Compendium of Bats, from Swirl press in Sweden.
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Susan Lewis ( is the Editor-in-chief and founder of Posit ( and the author of ten books and chapbooks, including Zoom (winner of the Washington Prize), Heisenberg's Salon, This Visit, and State of the Union. Her poetry has appeared in anthologies such as Walkers in the City (Rain Taxi), They Said (Black Lawrence Press), and Resist Much, Obey Little (Dispatches/Spuyten Duyvil), as well as in journals such as Agni, Boston Review, The Brooklyn Rail, Conjunctions online, Diode, Interim, New American Writing, and VOLT.