Today's poem is "Zero Hour"
from Bender

Copper Canyon Press

Dean Young has published ten books of poetry, including finalists for the Pulitzer Prize and Griffin Award. He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the NEA, as well as an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He is the William Livingston Chair of Poetry at the University of Texas.

Other poems by Dean Young in Verse Daily:
October 22, 2011:   "Oracle" "I find myself more and more among..."
June 23, 2011:   "The Commendation" "We had no choice but to live..."
June 13, 2011:   "Is This Why Love Almost Rhymes with Dumb?" "In love there's many obstacles..."
February 2, 2011:   "Angel of Erosion" "Grows pale the dulcet gizmo..."
July 9, 2009:   "The Fox" "Remember trying to feed the fox?..."
June 29, 2009:   "The Euphoria of Peoria" "Help me please breathe..."
February 19, 2008:   "Today They Will Show Me the Homunculus" "I knew it was on the other side of the door..."
December 15, 2002:  My People "Initially, I too appeared between the legs..."

Books by Dean Young:

Other poems on the web by Dean Young:
Five poems
Thirty-three poems
"Ash Ode"
"Delphiniums in a Window Box"
Four poems
"Poem Without Forgiveness"
"Ode to Hangover"
Three poems
Eleven poems
Two poems
"Peach Farm"

Dean Young according to Wikipedia.

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