Today's poem is "Today They Will Show Me the Homunculus"
from Primitive Mentor

University of Pittsburgh Press

Dean Young has published several books of poetry, including his 2005 collection, Elegy on Toy Piano, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. His collection Skid was a finalist for the Lenore Marshall Prize. Young has received two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships as well as a Guggenheim Fellowship. He teaches at The Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa and in the Warren Wilson Low Residency Program.

Other poems by Dean Young in Verse Daily:
December 15, 2002:  My People "Initially, I too appeared between the legs..."

Books by Dean Young: Primitive Mentor, Embryoyo, Elegy On Toy Piano, Beloved Infidel, Original Monkey, Skid, First Course In Turbulence, Strike Anywhere

Other poems on the web by Dean Young:
Two poems
"Poem Without Forgiveness"
"Ode to Hangover"
Three poems
Eleven poems
Two poems
"Sean Penn Anti-Ode"
"Peach Farm"

Dean Young according to Wikipedia.

About Primitive Mentor:

"Dean Young's poems are as entertaining as a three-ring circus and as imaginative as a canvas by Hieronymous Bosch. He is one of the most inventive and satisfying poets writing today."
—American Academy of Arts and Letters

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