Sunday, April 20, 2014
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
& the belief in belief—
do I trust liltlessness
is the world's
"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.