Sunday, April 20, 2014

On beyond Google


Kevin Young's poetry inspires with a quirky minimalism and a sly swerving of the senses.

Best of all, he pulls language into a fresh order that is undeniable, something sharable with the reader while remaining very much his own.

He re-invents language.  Real poetry.  Authentic.

Take these lines from "Deep Song" from his collection, Jelly Roll:

"Belief is what
buries us—that

&  the belief in belief—
No longer

do I trust liltlessness

is the world's
way [...]"

"Liltlessness."  Utterly perfect and completely unique.  Young coins this word, this concept-- the poet's gift to us.  

Sing on, Mr. Young!

For more by and about Young, click here