Two poems | by Mark Young

A line from Willem de Kooning


Super Bowl is upon us. The

U.S. auto industry is heading

for a downturn. We must

shake ourselves out of our


four-wheeled stupor. The

autonomous car is driving

into view as the future of

transportation. It’s time


to put an end to the debate.

The impact of climate change

is already here. Its pro-

ponents & opponents are


lined up in a serious face-

off, both using semantic tech-

nology quite extensively to

distort their conversations.

Three geographies




The heaviest of metals — when

mixed with a small percentage of

coconut fiber — is delicately de-

signed to permit the use of wet paper

in failed nuclear power plants.



By exposing their
approach to the re-
cycling of electronic
waste, the exhibition
of Camargue cowboy
images just opened
at the Aquarium pre-
sents proof positive
of the negative
side of traditional
male behaviors.



Dothan, AL


Forests of pine are re-

placed by peanuts. Cross-


contamination occurs,

confirmed in studies that prove

the hypothesis that fish

protection devices are

unlikely to be present in

constructed watercourses.



Mark Young in Melbourne.jpg

Mark Young lives in a small town in North Queensland in Australia, & has been publishing poetry for almost sixty years. He is the author of over forty books, primarily text poetry but also including speculative fiction, vispo, & art history. His work has been widely anthologized, & his essays & poetry translated into a number of languages. His most recent books are Ley Lines & bricolage, both from gradient books of Finland, The Chorus of the Sphinxes, from Moria Books in Chicago, & some more strange meteorites, from Meritage & i.e. Press, California / New York. A limited edition chapbook, A Few Geographies, was recently released by One Sentence Poems as the initial offering in their new range.


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